Lawyer representing the former Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Rural Development has served prosecution with their representation regarding the withdrawal of the case.
The submission caused an adjournment to allow prosecution to consider the representation and to formally make its respond.
The defence had notified the court of its intention to withdraw the charge against Selina Boso on previous court appearances.
However, that was not done until yesterday when prosecution confirmed it had just received the representation.
State prosecutor Augustine Aulanga also informed the court the prosecutor in carriage of this matter will resume work next week.
He said this would be in time for her to consider the representation and made a formal reply on the next court appearance, which is on February 6.
Selina Boso is facing one count of failure to furnish information or failure to produce documents as requested by the Ombudsman Office or any member of staff acting on the Ombudsman’s behalf.
This was in relation to the allegation between May 29, 2013 and September 25, 2014, where she allegedly failed to furnish information on the Rural Constituency Development funds as lawfully requested by the Ombudsman and members of his staff.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN