THE court has issued a warrant of arrest to be placed on the file of two of the five accused who allegedly threatened Dalgro Construction Company workers in Malaita at gun point.
This was after Redley Abarai and Jimmy Enobana failed to appear in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday this week.
Only three accused, Iki Olomea, Leonard Ofaga and Simon Fiusiale were present in court for the last interim mention of the matter.
Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi said the warrant of arrest against the two accused will lie on the file until April 12, when the matter returns for the start of the trial.
She said if these two accused failed to appear in court on that date, the warrant of arrest will become effective.
The trial will be conducted before Chief Magistrate John Numapo.
All accused in this matter are facing charges of possession of firearm without a firearm license and threatening violence with firearm while is only charged with one count of possession of firearm without a firearm license.
These were 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.
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 and cocked the gun and pointed it at the workers.
The workers allegedly immediately left the site after the gun point.
Private Lawyer Ben Etomea is representing all accused while representing the Crown is Public Prosecutor Ishmael Kekou.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN