The case involving the Warhorse Saloon Bar Manager, Ronald Vudui and bar attendant Jackson Peter has been adjourned for another 14 days.
Prosecution submitted that the police officers are still tracking evidences that led up to the death of late Robson Mariki on the early hours of June 24, 2017.
The prosecution submitted that some of the key evidences are still at large and needed another two weeks to resolve the puzzle on the case before take it back to Magistrates Court for committal.
Both Vudui and Peter were present with their defence lawyer, Stephanie Mahuk, who objected to an adjournment of the Preliminary Inquiry (PI).
Ms Mahuk said that her clients were restrained to access their workplace and other surrounding areas near their workplace and if the time will be extended then the duo might lose their job.
But Magistrate Jessica Palo granted the application claiming the matter is a serious and gave the Prosecution until July 25, at 9am were the Prosecution will come back with the PI bundle.
She extended the bail conditions that restrains Vudui and Peter not to interfere with the witnesses, sign at the police station every Friday and not to leave Efate.
Vudui and Peter were charged with intentional assault causing death contrary to section 107 (d) of the Penal Code Act CAP 135.
They were apprehended by police after allegations that they assaulted late Mariki that resulted in his death last month after the deceased went looking for his girlfriend at the Warhorse Saloon.
Two weeks ago the Prosecution failed to secure a remand order after they didn’t have enough grounds that warranted a custodial pre–detention after the defence said that there were no direct physical threats to her clients and they should return home.
She also attached the defendants’ statements who claimed that the death of late Mariki occurred during the process of transporting him to the hospital.
The case will resume on July 25, and if the court is satisfied that there is a case then it will commit it to the Supreme Court for plea.