The matter was brought before the Honiara Magistrate’s Court but was then further adjourned to June 28.
This is to allow the matter to be heard before the Chief Magistrate, Leonard Maina on that date.
Simon Tigota and Betris Wale are co-accused in this forgery case.
Tigota faces one count of forgery and one count of larceny whilst Wale is facing one count of uttering.
The Crown alleged that in 2007 Tigota forged one of the old government cheques he stole a year earlier.
It was further alleged that he managed to cash the cheque of $560,000 with the help of Wale.
Trial in this case has been completed in 2010 and since then has been awaiting judgment.
Deputy Chief Magistrate Emma Garo yesterday adjourned the matter for further mention before the chief magistrate and extended Wale’s bail.
An order was made to the prosecution to serve summon to Tigota so that he appears on the next date.
Only Wale was present in court yesterday.
Edward Cade of Public Solicitor’s Office represents the accused whilst Tearo Walenenea of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Office appeared yesterday on behalf of the Crown.
By Assumpta Buchanan
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