THE cases of the Member of Parliament for East Guadalcanal Bradley Tovosia and Guadalcanal Premier Anthony Veke will resume at the Honiara Magistrates’ Court on Monday.
The court will know on that day as to whether or not the trial will proceed.
The trial depends entirely on the availability of all the defence counsels, including the prosecution and the magistrate.
The trial was scheduled to start on Monday last week before Principal Magistrate Augustine Aulanga but was then further adjourned to Wednesday this week.
This was after one of the defence counsels asked for a two-day leave to attend the funeral of a close family member.
This is also to give time for a slight amendment made to some documents for the trial.
Prosecution has its witnesses available for the trial on Monday but those witnesses were told to return to court again on Wednesday.
When the matter return to the court on Wednesday, that lawyer did not appeared in court, resulting in the matter being further adjourned to this week.
Tovosia and Veke are each facing four counts of abuse of office and seven counts of attempted abuse of office.
They are jointly charged in relation to the allegation in July 2010 when Tovosia was working with the Guadalcanal Provincial Assembly and Veke as the Finance Minister for the province.
Anderson Kesaka of DNS & Partners represents Veke while Nuatali Tongarutu of ANT Legal Service represents Tovosia.
Appearing for the Crown is Police Prosecution’s Advisor Andie Driu and prosecutor Ethel Mae’ue.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN