POLICE are still investigating the case of the man accused of breaking into the Police Commissioner’s office at Rove last month.
Police prosecutor John Palmer told the court on Monday the accused’s file has been returned to investigators.
He however, assured the court he will serve disclosures as soon as prosecution received the file.
Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi told Mr Palmer that police cannot remand the accused and go looking for evidence against him.
She said police should have collected evidence against him before having him remanded in custody.
Mr Palmer said they found certain loop holes with the evidence and therefore decided to return the file to the investigators.
The matter was therefore adjourned to September 21 for further mention.
Albert Tutua was further remanded in custody.
He is facing one count of office break-in.
Police alleged he broke into the Police Commissioner’s office at the Rove Police headquarters at about 3am on 3 August 2015.
Tutua allegedly entered the premises by cutting the eastern fence, broke into a window where he got into the building and stole an external hard drive, a boot, and 50 x $50 Telekom cards.
The beak in was discovered on 7am that same day when a Police Participating Force arrived at the headquarters.
The properties stolen are not yet recovered.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN