Four men facing robbery charges will appear again in the Honiara Magistrates Court on July 18.
This is to give time for a Public Solicitor’s Office (PSO) lawyer to be allocated for one of the accused, Lawrence Liliva.
Liliva was previously represented by PSO lawyer George Gray.
He is now left without a lawyer after Gray left the country on a study leave.
Liliva, Frank Firimolea, Fred Taebo Dara and a 15-year-old juvenile are facing armed robbery charges in relation to allegations in Honiara last year.
The alleged robberies occurred on different dates in May and June last year.
Prosecution alleged that during those months, there were a number of armed robbery and break-in cases reported to police from the Ngossi area, west Honiara; to Ranadi, east Honiara.
The incidents involved a group of armed masked men between the ages of 15 to 30.
The accused were allegedly part of this group of armed masked men.
It was alleged this group invaded homes of expatriates, businesses peoples, as well as those of Solomon Islanders and removed valuable properties and money.
A number of home owners sustained injuries during the robbery incidents and some have to be flown overseas for medical treatment.
This matter is yet to go through a trial.
Once a lawyer is allocated for Liliva, the matter can proceed on to trial.
The Public Solicitor’s Office represents all accused while the Police Prosecutions is representing the State.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN