Wed, 26 July 2017
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Prosecution calls 11 witnesses on trial of two leaders

Prosecution has completed its case in relation to the trial on the case of the Member Parliament for East Guadalcanal Bradley Tovosia and Guadalcanal Premier Anthony Veke.

The matter was then adjourned to Wednesday next week so that the audio recording of some of the witnesses will be sent to the high court to be transcribed.

This has to be done first before the defence continues with its case.

The two accused will call seven witnesses.

Prosecution has called 11 witnesses consisting of 10 civilians and a police officer.

Tovosia and Veke are jointly charged with four counts of abuse of office and seven counts of attempted abuse of office.

This was in relation to allegation in July 2010 when Tovosia was working was working with the Guadalcanal Provincial Assembly and Veke as the Finance Minister for the province.

This relates to $55, 000 they allegedly obtained from the Guadalcanal Provincial Assembly salary account and around $100, 000 of which they allegedly tried to withdraw from that same account.

Anderson Kesaka of DNS & Partners law firm represents Veke while Nuatali Tongarutu of ANT Legal Service is representing Tovosia.

Representing the State is Police Prosecutor Advisor Andie Driu and Police Prosecutor Ethel Mae’ue.

By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN


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