The Attorney General’s office has filed an application to withdraw the murder charge in a 2018 murder case of a man who was found dead in a boot of a vehicle.
Prosecutor, Lupematasila Iliganoa Atoa informed the court during the call over they will be proceeding with this matter for hearing on the kidnapping charge.
The hearing has been scheduled to start next week Monday before Acting Chief Justice Vui Clarence Nelson.
The application to withdraw the charge will be heard on Monday as well.
The four men implicated Iopu Taimalie, Iapesa Elisara, Anzac Matavale and Feagaiga Touli are each charged with murder and they have denied the criminal count.
Police report says the men chased down the defendant who didn't pay his taxi fare and allegedly stuffed him in the boot of the taxi and drove to the police station.
However upon arrival at the Police station the man was dead.
Prosecutor Lupematasila told Radio Polynesia they don't have enough evidence to proceed with the murder charge hence the application.
Also the “autopsy report” indicated the man “died as a result of severe head injuries” however there are no witnesses and evidence to proceed with the murder charge.