|Forex dealer’s trial begins|
|Friday, 01 June 2012 00:00|
Tendai Rupapa Court Reporter
terminus, allegedly worked in cahoots with Marchael Hovhiyo Nyakwima (26) and four others who are still at large.
After the two had pleaded not guilty, prosecutor Mr Michael Reza intended to produce the cautioned statements to the court, but the pair, through their lawyers, challenged the statements. They claimed that they were assaulted, tortured and forced to admit to the charges while in police custody.
The State maintained that the statements were recorded voluntarily.
The State, however, informed the court of its intentions to call the magistrate, prosecutor and interpreter for court six who confirmed the statements when Maliselo and Nyakwima initially appeared in court for extra-curial statements.
The matter was deferred to June 6 when the court officials are expected to testify.