Ruling on no case to answer submission pending


THE ruling on the no case to answer submission against the former Constituency Development Officer for Gao-Bugotu Constituency and his co-accused is still pending.

Yesterday both accused and lawyers were waiting for the presiding Magistrate to deliver the ruling but the presiding Magistrate never turn up in court.

The accused and lawyers were waited in confusion and then left the court without any instruction as to when the next date of ruling will be made.

However the accused were only advised to check the court registry of any date the court will set for the ruling.

This is the case that has gone through a trial in which the prosecution called their witnesses and gave evidence in court after prosecution closed their case the defence submitted a no case to answer.

The two accused on this case were charged in relation to the allegation that prosecution alleged them for stealing sheet of roofing iron from the Gao-Bugotu Constituency.

Jimmy Dikamana and Lonsdale Tana were charged in relation to incidents that occurred in 2015.

Prosecution alleged that the two stole roofing iron from the constituency and to sell to other people.

The Office of the Director Public Prosecution appears for the crown.

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