THE case of two men accused of the murder of a man at west Honiara in June this year has been further adjourned to Wednesday next week.
Wednesday’s hearing was for the defence counsel to confirm to the court the type of preliminary inquiry to be conducted on this case.
The presiding magistrate in this matter, Principal Magistrate Jim Seuika, was however reportedly sick and matter was therefore further adjourned.
The type of preliminary inquiry whether it will be short or long will be confirmed on the next hearing date.
The two accused, Joe Laumama Wale and Peter Wale are jointly charged with murder.
This was in relation to an allegation on the late evening of 14 June 2015 at the National Provident Fund (NPF) recreational area opposite Town Ground.
The deceased in this matter was attending a family fundraising that was held at the recreational area when he had an argument with a person by the name of Dominic Lusu.
It was alleged the deceased after the argument with Lusu went into a leaf hut where a live band was staged and went behind the band members.
Joe and Peter allegedly approached the deceased and assaulted him until he fell to the ground.
Witnesses found the deceased laying on the ground and took him back to his home but his condition worsened and was taken to the National Referral Hospital.
The deceased however died at the hospital.
Michael Holara and Resly Brook of Public Solicitor’s Office represent the two accused while Public Prosecutor Margaret Suifa’asia appeared for the State.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN