State to appeal Magistrates decision
May 29, 2020 4:35 pm
The Director of Public Prosecutions Christopher Pryde. [File Photo]
The Director of Public Prosecutions Christopher Pryde has said that the State will consider an appeal against the decision of the Magistrates’ Court.
This over the decision to discharge Sixtus Torokana on a charge of disobedience of lawful order.
The Magistrates’ Court discharged Torokana on 26th May on the grounds that the particulars of the offence were incorrect and there were conflicting decisions by the High Court which needed to be resolved by the Court of Appeal.
Pryde says that it would appear that the Magistrate may have made an error of law and the State will now review the decision before deciding on whether to appeal.