The Director of Public Prosecution DPP Oladipo Robin Mason, who is representing the Attorney General and Minister of Justice Frederick Carew in the Standard Times Editor Phillip Neville’s trial has given more time to the Defence team to make the necessary arrangements with the Attorney General and Minister of Justice.
Appearing last Friday before Magistrate Bankole Shyllon of court no3 lawyer representing The Standard Times editor Leon Jenkins Johnston told the court that the Defence team indicated last week in court that they will contact the Attorney General to do certain things so that the matter will be settled.
He however made reference to Standard Times Friday front page story about the Government version of the Libyan donated rice, as earlier intimated by the Attorney General and Minister of Justice.
When the matter was mentioned in court by the DPP, the accused Phillip Neville was absent, but the DPP said he was refraining from applying for a bench warrant since the accused lawyer had intimated the necessary arrangements with the Attorney General.
Magistrate Bankole Shyllon thus said he will not issue a bench warrant considering the information given to the court.
The matter was adjourned to today.