R vs Freminot (CO 33.2014) [2014] SCSC 371 (13 October 2014);

 

Order

Burhan J

[1]               I have considered the application made by learned counsel for the accused in respect of bail. The main grounds urged by learned counsel are that-

a)      there is no reasonable ground for his client to continue to be in remand.

b)      the counts with which the accused have been charged with are not serious.

c)      there are no grounds to indicate that the accused would abscond.

[2]               It appears that learned counsel for the accused admittedly has not had sight of the earlier order made by this court dated 17th July 2014.

[3]               In the said order this court set out reasons and proceeded to remand the accused based on the seriousness of the offence and the fact that there was a strong possibility of the accused interfering with the vulnerable witness in this case.

[4]               I see no reason to once again repeat the details of the said order and further I see no change in circumstances that warrant the release of the accused on bail.

[5]               The accused is further remanded into custody based on the reasoning contained in the order of this court dated 17th July 2014.

 

Signed, dated and delivered at Ile du Port on 13th October 2014

M.Burhan

Judge of the Supreme Court