Republic v Uzice (68 of 2007) [2008] SCSC 50 (03 January 2008);

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IN THE SUPREME COURT OF SEYCHELLES

 

THE REPUBLIC

VS.

SELWYN UZICE (Accused)

 

Criminal Side No. 68 of 2007

 

 

Mr. Chetty for the Republic

Mr. Georges for the Accused

 

RULING

 

Gaswaga, J

 

The accused is charged with the offences of cultivation of a controlled drug and possession of a controlled drug. When the matter came up for hearing this morning the State Counsel Mr. Chetty informed the Court that the police did not supply him with the relevant police docket well in time to enable him to prepare and prosecute the same today. The defence too had incomplete documents and counsel was not in a position to ably defend the accused as required by the Constitution.

 

Mr. Chetty then applied for an adjournment and further intimated that in such situation he would not be moving for the further detention of the accused on remand at the Mt Posée Prison.

 

Having listened to both counsel and there being no objection by the prosecution to the application for the release on bail of the accused by Mr. Georges, I hereby grant the application but on the following conditions:-

 

  1. That the accused should enter a bail bond in the sum of Rs. 20, 000/- with two sureties to be approved by the Court.

 

  1. That the accused should not leave the jurisdiction of Seychelles without an order of this Court.

 

  1. That the accused should not interfere with the witnesses or the course of justice in this case in any way or get involved in any criminal activity.

 

  1. That the accused should surrender his passport or any travel document issued to him to the Registrar of the Supreme Court before the release order is signed.

 

  1. That the accused should report to the nearest police station being the Pointe Larue Police Station every Monday and Friday before midday.

 

  1. If any of these conditions are breached this order for bail will be revoked and the accused will be remanded in custody unless good reason is shown.

 

The Registrar is to convey this order to the Director of Immigration and the Commissioner of Police.

 

I so order.

 

 

 

D. GASWAGA

JUDGE

Dated this 4th day of January, 2008.