Trial set for man alleged of setting fire to kitchen

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BY JENNIFER KUSAPA

THE court has set a trial date for a man alleged of burning a kitchen early this year.

Yesterday both prosecution and defence agreed to have the trial proceed in the first week of June, and set it for June 4-8 this year.

Prosecution told court that they will be calling less than five witnesses for the trial while defence will be calling a police officer as its witness.

John Amond was charged with one count of arson in relation to an incident which occurred this year in the Central Islands province.

Prosecution said that witnesses saw the accused at the area when the kitchen was burnt and they reported the matter to police in which the accused was arrested.

Principal Magistrate Fatimah Taeburi then adjourns the case to May 30 for an interim mention.

The court then extends the accused’s bail to May 30.

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

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