Trial resumes for man facing conversion


THE trial into the case against a man alleged of conversion has started in the Honiara Magistrate Court yesterday.

This is the case against Derick Pepere who was charged in relation to an incident in 2015.

Prosecution alleged that on July 15, 2015 the Ministry of Police National Security and Correctional Service ministerial tender board awarded the tender on shipment of Police housing project materials from Honiara to Vanikoro, Temotu province to SMOL enterprises Business in the sum of SBD$450,000.

The awarded sum was intended for the charter of a vessel to transport the materials.

Prosecution said the accused on the case is the Managing Director and the owner of the SMOL enterprises business.

He was awarded the tender to ship police project materials from Honiara to Vanikoro.

Prosecution alleged that the accused did not account for the tender money to the MPNSC either in part or full, because he did not execute its purpose.

Margaret Suifaasia and Dalcy Belapitu appears for the crown on the case.

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