BY JENNIFER KUSAPA
Court has issued a warrant of arrest for a man who did not turn up in court for his case yesterday.
Principal Magistrate Fatimah Taeburi issued the warrant of arrest on accused, Martin Nehemiah Pola, for not turning up in court.
Taeburi adjourned the case to May 24. Mr Nehemiah must also explain to the court why he skipped yesterday’s session.
Nehemiah is facing three counts of obtaining credit by false pretence from Smart Technology shop at Chinatown in 2019.
Prosecution alleged that on February 5, 2019, Nehemiah met with the owner of the shop and introduced himself as the president of the Accelerate Christian Education Schools of Solomon Islands.
Upon their discussion the shop owner was convinced and agreed for the accused to collect the items discussed, to be re-paid when the school grants are ready.
Later, on February 28, 2019 around 10am the accused came and collected one mobile phone at a cost of $2, 250 as according to the agreement and walked out with a proforma invoice.
Again, on March 15, 2019 he collected one notebook laptop14 inches and 1X 8c Honour brand mobile; later on March 28, 2019, he again went to the Smart technology shop and collected two Redmi mobile handsets.
The total cost of all items collected was $12, 150. Couple of months later the shop owner made several attempts to call the accused to settle his credits but was unsuccessful.
The shop owner gave him enough time, till this year March 2021 the accused never turned up to settle his credit and the matter was reported to the police in which Nehemiah was arrested and charged.