The fate of a top police officer accused of accused of stealing $100,000 belonging to her husband’s tribe will be known in court on September 21.
Both the prosecution and the defence had yesterday presented verbal closing submissions.
Principal Magistrate Edwin Saramo after taking note of the submissions adjourned the matter for the judgment.
Inspector Florence Taro stood trial for two counts of larceny in a dwelling house.
Prosecution has called four witnesses including accused’s husband.
Florence defended herself during the trial and also called a witness.
Prosecution alleged she stole money belonging to her husband’s tribe, (Irawaru tribe) from Makira.
She allegedly stole the money on two occasions in 2011.
On the first occasion, she allegedly stole $20,000 and on the second, she took $80,000.
It was alleged that her husband, who is a member of the tribe, was entrusted by the tribe to look after their money when the money were stolen.
Resly Brook of Public Solicitor’s Office represents Mrs Taro while Public Prosecutor Nelson Dhita is representing the Crown.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN