A PRE-TRIAL conference will now be held on the case of the Member of Parliament for East Guadalcanal Bradley Tovosia and former Guadalcanal Premier Anthony Veke.
Chief Magistrate Emmanuel Kouhota yesterday set down September 8 for the pre-trial conference.
This was after police prosecution advisor Andie Driu confirmed the High Court will no longer hear the application for permanent stay on August 27.
She sought confirmation from the High Court and was informed the matter will no longer be listed following the notice to discontinue filed by the defence.
Nuatali Tongarutu of ANT Legal Service has on the last occasion told the court she had filed a notice to discontinue the application for permanent stay in the High Court and to vacate the hearing on August 27.
Tovosia and Veke are jointly charged for four counts of abuse of office and seven counts of attempted abuse of office.
These were all related to the allegation in July 2010 when Tovosia was working with the Guadalcanal Provincial Assembly and Veke as the Finance Minister for the Province.
Veke is represented by Anderson Kesaka of DNS & Partners while Ms Tongarutu represents Tovosia.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN