THE court will rule on the bail application made for the men accused of the $4 million Westpac daylight robbery next week.
Lawyers representing the men made the application for bail yesterday, in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court.
Acting Deputy Chief Magistrate Shepherd Lapo will hand down his ruling on Monday next week.
Security officer Harry Lilimae, Gabi Selo, Dudley Baemalea, Patteson Amos Otokwai, Jonathan Wanefiolo, and Stanley Waneakwasia are all each facing a charge of robbery.
Selo is also facing another charge of grievous harm while Bartholomew Bara is facing a larceny charge.
All the men, except Bara, were accused of robbing $4 million in front of the Westpac Bank after Gabi allegedly chopped off one of the security officer’s wrist.
The robbery incident occurred on the morning of January 26, this year.
The securities from the Alert Protective Service, including Lilimae, were carrying two boxes containing the $4million from the bank to their waiting vehicle parked outside when the alleged robbery took place.
Gabi allegedly cut off one of the security officer’s wrist.
Lilimae, who allegedly planned out the robbery, was also allegedly attacked but was left unharmed.
The five who allegedly did the robbery took off in a car heading westerly direction at very high speed.
Police and the public chased the car resulting in it crashing at Kakabona.
There, it was alleged the five men came out with knives threatening anyone that goes closer to them.
Police managed to arrest some of them at the spot while the rest were arrested later.
Police have retrieved $3.7 million while more than $200,000 was missing.
It was alleged that Bartholomew stole $200,000 of that missing money from the crashed car.
He allegedly bought a car, which he continues to use until February 25, when he was arrested with the car.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN