Hickey’s lawyer returned to the District Court before Magistrate Mekeo Gauli this morning but without the leader.
He arrived minutes later but did not go into the court room.
Police prosecution today handed in their response of submissions that were previously made by Hickey’s lawyer before Magistrate Gauli.
The matter has since been set for a ruling on December 4.
Hickey first appeared before the district court on March 18, 2015.