A short form preliminary inquiry has
been conducted on Thursday on the case of the four men accused of the murder of a bus driver.
But before the committal was made, the presiding magistrate has requested the prosecution and the defence to make written submissions.
The submissions to be made are to determine whether there is enough evidence to commit the accused men to stand trial at the High Court.
This will be made before Principal Magistrate Stefan Metanomski this Thursday - June 21 at 1.30pm in the Honiara Magistrate’s Court.
The court last Thursday also heard that Joseph Iroga of DNS & PARTNERS confirmed that he will continue to represent the four accused.
The four accused, nineteen year-old Manase Oso, Mara Kili, 18, and two juveniles aged 16 and 17 are facing the murder of the bus driver.
Police alleged they involved in a fight with a bus driver and his conductor on April 2, this year at Vura, Honiara.
As the result of injuries sustained from the alleged fighting, the bus driver was admitted at the National Referral Hospital.
The deceased however died days after the alleged incident.
Oso and Kili were further remanded in custody while bails for the two juveniles were extended.
Augustine Aulanga of the Director of Public Prosecutions Office is representing the Crown in the matter.
By Assumpta Buchanan
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