Crime Amendment Act

Case against Sepik man struck out

The 46-year-old Anton Kifan Hombuhanje first appeared in court on April 10 this year. After more than three months in court, a police hand-up brief was not produced in time. It is a practise at the Committal Court for police to produce investigation files within three months. This however, is not a law.

Failure by the investigating officer to prepare investigation files saw the case thrown out by Magistrate Cosmas Bidar for want of prosecution.

The court also ordered for his bail monies of K4,000 be refunded.