Trial date for man facing armed robbery charge set for next year

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BY JENNIFER KUSAPA

THE court has set the trial date into the case of a man facing armed robbery charge to next year.

This is the case against Gabriel Osifelo of Ata village in Malaita province. Police alleged that on March 7 this year, he with four other boys armed with a bush knife threatened the complainant of the case.

The alleged incident occurred at the Tenaru area.

Police said that the other four boys are currently at large and yet to be arrested.

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Police said that around 1200hrs, at a Cocoa house, they threatened a woman and ordered her to give them her bag. The bag is said to contain a sum of $1000 and two mobile phones.

Eye witnesses said the accused went straight to the victim and pointed her with the bush knife and took the victim’s bag and escaped into the cocoa plantation.

The matter was reported to police where an operation was conducted in which the accused was arrested at the Burns creek.

This case will appear again for mention in the next 14 days.

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