The man accused of stabbing another man resulting in his death early this month at Yandina, Central Province will appear again in court on August 7.
Abraham Kaveru, 63, who faces one count of murder, appeared in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court on Monday afternoon.
Police Prosecutor Abel Maelanga mentioned the matter on behalf of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP).
Mr Maelanga informed the court that Kaveru’s matter is taken carriage of by the ODPP.
The court also heard Kaveru is yet to be legally represented.
As a result of this, Principal Magistrate Tearo Beneteti on mentioning the matter yesterday had to adjourn it.
This is to allow a prosecutor from the ODPP to appear in court for this matter and to give time for the accused to secure the assistance of a lawyer.
Kaveru was accused of stabbing the deceased with a fishing knife following an argument between them over the price of a packet of 500grams of sugar.
The incident occurred on 8 July 2017 at Yandina, in the Central Province.
Prosecution alleged the deceased was not happy with the price of a 500gram sugar which the accused sold at his canteen for $10.
The deceased sent his young son with $10 to buy a half kilogramme sugar, which he thought cost $8.
However, when the deceased’s son returned with no two dollars change, the deceased was not happy so he went to the accused’s canteen to return the sugar.
An argument allegedly broke out over the price of the half kilo sugar followed by an exchange of abusive words.
It was alleged then that the deceased grabbed the suspect’s shirt, and in response the suspect (Kaveru) grabbed a fishing knife next to him and allegedly stabbed the deceased on his chest.
The deceased was said to have dropped to the ground in a state of unconsciousness.
He was assisted by police transport to Tulagi hospital but died along the way.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN