Western trio case 2016

High court agrees to hear Wobiro's appeal

Chief Justice Sir Salamo Injia, sitting as a single Supreme Court judge, today allowed the appeal to go for hearing before a three-judge Supreme Court bench after the court was satisfied on their grounds of appeal.

The matter will return to court at a later date for directions before a hearing date can be fixed.

Lawyers for the three prisoners of State have 21 days to file the notice of appeal before the Supreme Court.

​Western trio sentencing today

Justice Martin Ipang is expected to hand down his decision this morning.

The three were found guilty on July 26 for conspiring to establish the Fly Care Foundation between January 1 and December 30, 2013, by using over more than K7m funding from the provincial government.

They conspired to misappropriate funds through a memorandum of agreement between Governor Wobiro and May for the Foundation to deliver projects in the province.