May bank trail

Two in Maybank robbery trial discharged

Alphonse Samson of Eastern Highlands Province and Sonix Alowale were today discharged of the charge or information of stealing against them.

Their lawyer had earlier asked the court to dismiss the case against them through an application they had no case to answer to based on the ground that they were standing trial for the wrong charge.

They were charged with stealing when there was evidence they received stolen proceeds of the crime.

Trial judge and Deputy Chief Justice Sir Gibbs Salika allowed the no case submission, dismissing them on the charge of stealing.