THE court last Friday granted bail for the gold dealer facing conversions charges of more than $400,000 in relation to allegations in 2014.
Michael Bosa was released on a cash bail of $500 with strict conditions attached.
The conditions restricted him leaving Honiara town boundary, to report to Tetere police post in East Guadalcanal once a week and not to re-offend whilst on bail.
His mother, who acts as his surety, was also ordered to sign a principal bail of $2, 000.
Principal Magistrate Shepherd Lapo warned Bosa’s mother that she is to make sure her son turns up in all his mentions in court.
“If Bosa fails to appear in court, you are liable to pay the $2, 000 to the State,” Mr Lapo told the mother.
“It is your responsibility to make sure he attends court,” he added.
Bosa will appear again on March 4, where the court will set a date for the continuation of trial on his case.
The bail application was made by his lawyer Stanley Aupai.
Police Prosecutor John Palmer did not object the application but asked that strict bail conditions be imposed if the court is to grant Bosa bail.
Prosecution has already completed its case where the two complainants testified in court.
The 24 year-old accused is standing trial for eight counts of conversion in relation to allegations between 27 January 2014 and 22 March 2014 involving the two complainants.
Three of the conversion charges which totalled $160,000 and an Apple Ipod worth $25,000 relates to the first Complainant Anthony David Coleman, a New Zealander.
He is the owner and managing director of New Zealand Gold Merchant operating in New Zealand.
The remaining charges involving more than $260,000 plus three laptops, a nitric acid, two scales, a loupe, mortice and a 500 GB HDD worth at 9,600 is in relation to the second Complainant Clinton Cain, from Australia, owner of Solomon Island Gold Pty Ltd.
Both complainants have already given their evidence in court in July last year during the prosecution case.
The defence has already started its case in which Bosa gave evidence in relation to the second Complainant.
His evidence will continue once a date is fixed.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN