Trial for man facing arson charge next week


PRINCIPAL Magistrate Fatimah Taeburi says hearing of evidence into the case against a man facing one count of arson will resume on Monday next week, not Tuesday.

She made the orders in court yesterday when Prosecution applied for the trial to resume on Tuesday as the prosecutor in carriage of the case is currently in Kirakira for the court circuit and will back on June 2.

Ms Taeburi said the trial will resume on Monday and not Tuesday as the prosecutor in carriage will be back on June 2 and she still has time for a conference with the witnesses in preparation for the trial on Monday.

Court told the prosecutor who appeared yesterday to inform their admin and support staff of the Office of the Director Public Prosecution to assist the prosecutor in carriage of the case in bringing the witnesses to Honiara.

The court also said the witnesses are all in the GPPOL area as the incident occurred in GPPOL and there should not be any difficulty in bringing them to Honiara.

The accused man, John Ammond, is facing one count of arson in relation to an incident which occurred this year at the GPPOL area.

Daniel Kwalai of the Public Solicitor’s Office represents the accused in court.

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