A MAN accused of setting fire to a bulldozer at a logging camp in Isabel Province early this year will take his plea again today.
This was after Nicholas Luavera entered a guilty plea to the arson charge yesterday when he was arraigned.
However, his guilty plea was inconsistent with his lawyer’s advice as he was supposed to enter a not guilty plea.
Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi therefore adjourned the matter so that Public Solicitor’s lawyer Daniel Kwalai can talk with his client.
Luavera was accused of setting fire to a bulldozer at Sidu logging camp at Isabel Province on 1 February 2017.
The bulldozer is the property of Bright Resource Limited.
The accused is also facing another two charges of simple larceny and escaping from lawful custody on which he will also be taking his pleas for those charges today.
Public Prosecutor Patrick Rajah Abe is prosecuting.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN