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Before the Court Registrar put the amended charge to the accused person, State Counsel Oliver Vivian Robin Mason Jnr, had earlier applied for such amendments to be made on the face of the charge sheet and the particulars of the offence charged.

The said amendments were made pursuant to the provisions of 1965 Public Order Act of 1965, which was granted by the presiding judge.

At the concluding stage of proceedings Justice Gooding informed the court that for the fact that the accused person had pleaded guilty to the charge put upon him, he would deliver judgment on the next adjourned date.

The matter will come up again on Wednesday 15 February 2017.

Furthermore, Justice Gooding yesterday urged the state prosecutor, Oliver Robin Mason to bring forward his witness or witnesses for testimony on matters set aside or allocated for prosecution by the state.

He asserted that he was going to invoke and enforce certain legal provisions in the country’s law books, which stated that a judge has the right to discharge an accused or accused persons, if the prosecution failed to prosecute after three adjournments.

“When you assert, you must prove and the accused person or persons standing trial before the court were faced with allegations, which the state prosecution should be able to prove its case against accused or accused persons, as the liberty of accused or accused persons was at stake,” Justice Gooding concluded.   

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