The six officers returned to court with their lawyers today and Magistrate Cosmas Bidar allowed an adjournment to next week Thursday to hear submissions in response to the police prosecution investigation files.
Defense’s submissions on the investigation files took a while to be done because documents in the file were bulky.
Magistrate Bidar told the court today that the case has been outstanding for a while and he wants to finalize the matter before the festive season.
Samuel Turi, Arnold Zilong, Tuom Tutuk, Ronald Nelson, Carl Inoumba and Jeremiah Buigen were arrested and charged on March 17 for their alleged involvement in an illegal search on a Chinese national and used their office issued firearms to search and confiscate more items at the 2 Fast Motors dealership on March 13.
They are facing allegations they illegally searched a Chinese national and confiscated ammunition, a pistol, bullets, large amounts of cigarettes, mobile and other valuables amounting to K105,000.
They were each charged with two counts of kidnapping, five counts of deprivation of liberty, two counts of extortion and two counts of armed robbery.
The officers’ National Court bail of K1,500 is extended till Dec 8 while other conditions remain.