The case of a man facing a criminal offence in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court has been further adjourned to February 16.
This is for the public prosecution to provide court with details of the case and to confirm all holding charge against the accused.
The case of Andrew Koria was mentioned yesterday but due to the confusion as to who is in carriage of the matter whether it is the police prosecution or the public prosecution, the matter was adjourned.
Acting Deputy Chief Magistrate Jim Seuika said the matter was mentioned in court on a number of times without any prosecutors from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) appearing for the matter.
Koria was previously convicted of the charge of accessory after the fact.
Koria was charged with two others for helping a life time prisoner escape from police at a village in Weathercoast, in 2013.
They were all sentenced to 12 months imprisonment in October last year but were released on the rising of the court since they have already spent a year in custody.
Magistrate Seuika said Koria was not released because a prosecutor from the ODPP office came to court with a charge of act with intend to cause grievous harm against Koria, which is why he remains in custody.
Josaia Naigulevu from the ODPP office apologised on behalf of the ODPP and added that he will consult with the Police Prosecution if the matter is with them.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN