Two juveniles who allegedly stole a bicycle at a Naha home early last month will appear again in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court, Monday next week.
The boys aged 17 and 18 who cannot be named for legal reasons are facing one count each of larceny in a dwelling house.
Police prosecutor Alice Foanaota said on the last mention date, they have discussed getting the assistance of the social welfare for the accused.
She said it was confirmed social welfare have been requested for teenagers.
Duty Lawyer Sarah Karani confirmed the two accused are represented by the Public Solicitor’s Office.
Acting Deputy Chief Magistrate Jim Seuika however said this case is the same as other juvenile’s case and whether or not the social welfare intervenes or not, juveniles should be treated differently from other accused.
He said if they are not represented then the social welfare can intervene and assist them.
“Since they are represented by the Public Solicitor’s Office should make a notice for a bail application.”
Magistrate Seuika adjourned the matter to February 9, for the two accused to see their lawyer for instructions and for bail applications.
The teenagers are facing a charge in relation to an allegation on the early hours of January 13, 2015 at Naha, Honiara. Police alleged the two boys were sitting at the Borderline bus stop area at 1am of January 13, and allegedly planned to steal any valuable property that night.
The teenagers then allegedly left the bus stop and walked along the main road down to the Naha residences.
At Naha, they allegedly saw a bicycle at the veranda of a house and one of them went and took the bicycle.
They then left Naha and hid the bicycle at Kwaio valley.
Police arrested them the following day and have them charged for the allegedly stealing.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN