A new trial date has been fixed to hear the evidences of an alleged bribery case that occurred between a bus driver and his conductor and a police officer next week.
Principal Magistrate Ricky Iomea on Monday set down a two day hearing commencing on July 18.
The first hearing date was scheduled for last week but did not proceed due to the absence of the lawyer representing the accused Nelson Isogeto.
Public Solicitor’s Lawyer Michael Holara was then summoned to appear in court yesterday and explained why he failed to turn up last week.
He did appeared yesterday where he explained he was a bit sick and he did leave instructions with his office but was surprised that his instructions were not conveyed to the court.
Isogeto who is now on suspension is facing one count of accepting bribe under section 194 of the Police Act.
Prosecution alleged the bus driver and the conductor gave Isogeto $200 after being spotted with red rear light of the bus not working at a refilling station in Honiara in 2015.
It was alleged that having been given $200, the accused did not press charges against this bus driver and conductor.
Isogeto however denied the allegation.
Public Prosecutor Elizabeth Tito is representing the Crown.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN