A lawyer has told the court that he would not accept from the prosecution without a doctor’s certificate, an excuse that a police witness cannot come to court because of health reasons.
The lawyer, Jomo Thomas, made his position clear at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
He was, at the time, responding to prosecutor Sergeant Delroy Tittle, who informed the court that one of the police witnesses in a case was on sick leave and wouldn’t be present in court that morning.
The prosecutor said he was, therefore, seeking an adjournment.
Thomas objected, however, telling the court it was unfair to those who had to travel long distances and that other witnesses pertinent to the case were present in court.
He asked that instead of another adjournment, that the matter be dismissed
Thomas was at the time representing Kasherna Myall who was charged with assaulting Assistant Superintendent of Police, David Trumpet.
Magistrate Bertie Pompey dismissed the charges against Myall.