Three of the five men accused of threatening Dalgro Construction Company workers in Malaita at gun point have been allowed to travel to Malaita.
This was after the court varied two of their strict bail conditions.
The five accused, Iki Olomea, Leonard Ofaga, Redley Abarai, Jimmy Enobana and Simon Fiusiale were released on bail on a previous court hearing with strict bail conditions.
One of their strict bail conditions restricted them from leaving Honiara town boundary and to report to a police station in Honiara.
Their lawyer Ben Etomea of TET Legal Service yesterday however applied to vary those particular bail conditions for three of his clients.
They are Olomea, Ofaga and Enobana.
Mr Etomea said these three men have businesses in Malaita and wanted to go and check up on.
Prosecution made no objections to this bail variation.
The three accused will be reporting to the Malu’u Police Station every Monday whilst they are in Malaita.
Principal Magistrate Jim Seuika having granted the bail variations directed that they are required to appear in court on November 16, along with their co-accused.
The matter was supposed to be for prosecution to confirm whether or not the Crown will be withdrawing some of the charges against the five accused.
But public prosecutor Ishmael Kekou said that was not yet done and sought an adjournment.
Mr Seuika directed prosecution to respond the proposal made by the defence by the next court appearance.
He added that failure to do so will result in the dismissal of the matter.
All accused men are jointly charged with one count of in possession of firearm and threatening violence.
This was in relation to an incident on 21 July at the Taba’a Bridge at Matakwaloa where the accused men allegedly threatened the workers of Dalgro Construction Company.
Workers of Dalgro Construction Company that won the bid for Bridge Construction were working on the bridge when the men allegedly came and threatened them with a gun.
Prosecution alleged the men were under the influence of liquor at that time.
It was alleged that one of the men who was armed with a 303 rifle black in colour put in a bullet, cocked the gun and pointed it at the workers.
The workers allegedly immediately left the site after the incident.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN