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Man awaits lawyer before arraignment

A man facing a charge of arson will take his plea on his next appearance date to allow his lawyer to be present in court.

Jeffrey Walemae was charged for arson and was to be arraigned yesterday in the Magistrate Court, but since his lawyer was busy in High Court the case was adjourned to July 17.

Mr Walemae when asked by the court on whether he is prepared to take his plea without his lawyer he nods his head indicating a no answer.

Principal Magistrate Ricky Iomea then adjourned the case to allow the defence lawyer to appear in court on the next appearance date.

Mr Iomea also told the accused to see his lawyer and inform him about the next appearance date.

The Public Prosecution is prosecuting the case in court.