A murder accused is still awaiting his case to be heard in a long form preliminary inquiry in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court.
The committal hearing that was supposed to take place yesterday before Principal Magistrate Jim Seuika was however adjourned to November 10, for a mention.
The adjournment was made because the accused William Totoha is without a lawyer.
Anderson Kesaka who used to represent William has already left the Public Solicitor’s Office and his file yet to be re-allocated to another lawyer.
William’s co-accused Samson Totoha’s case was already committed to the High Court for trial following a short form preliminary inquiry.
The short form preliminary inquiry only requires the committal documents and does not require witnesses to testify in court unlike the long form preliminary inquiry.
The two men are accused of the murder of a man at the junction at Tenaru and Nazareth Apostolic Church on November 18, last year.
Prosecution alleged the two accused attacked some men who were arguing on the road and then allegedly severely beaten up the deceased.
They allegedly drag the deceased along the road after attacking him.
It was alleged the deceased died right after he was assaulted.
Crown Prosecutor Margaret Suifa’asia is representing the State in this matter.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN