The Attorney General (AG) and Minister of Justice Fred Carew has given the last chance to the Managing Editor of Standard Times Newspaper to retract the Libyan rice story, or they will start giving evidence in the matter.
Appearing before Magistrate Bankole Shyllon of court no3 yesterday, the AG drew the attention of the Magistrate to the last court sitting where the prosecution indicated a reconciliatory attitude for the accused to retract his story on the terms of the prosecution, which will lead to a reconsideration of the matter. The AG issued a warning to journalists to be mindful of the law.
He said journalists are no exception to obey the law as far as Human Rights and Rule of Law exists, nobody is above the law and everybody should be treated equally so that Human Rights in the country should be upheld.
Lawyers Leon Jenkins Johnston representing Phillip Neville, informed the court that the defence had taken steps to meet the terms handed down by the Attorney General as they were supposed to have communicated to him but assured the court that by the next adjourned date on Wednesday 11, the defence would have communicated with the prosecution.