The case of the man accused of trying to burn down the Pacific Casino Hotel will return to the court on August 13.
This is for the accused Tommy Leong to enter his pleas to the additional charges laid against him.
He appeared in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court yesterday and his matter was further adjourned because his lawyer was not available in court.
Lazarus Kwaiga was engaged in a trial yesterday and had informed the court of his non-appearance yesterday.
Leong will enter his pleas to the additional charges of one count of arson, two counts of attempted arson and three counts of wilful & unlawful damage.
He had already pleaded not guilty to one count of arson and one count of wilful & unlawful damage.
The son of the hotel owner Patrick Leong was accused of setting fire to the beddings in the hotel room and also allegedly damaged doors of the Pacific Casino apartment.
Police alleged he was unhappy on the day of the incident.
The alleged incident occurred on the morning of 8 May, 2015.
Public Prosecutor Nelson Dhita represents the State.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN