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Public Solicitor Ceased to Act for Vaki

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The Public Solicitor has ceased to act for the former Police Commissioner Geoffrey Vaki.

It comes following Vaki’s decision to change his lawyer yesterday in court. He told the court he was having difficulties with the current lawyer.

Vaki’s case of perverting the course of justice stems from allegations that he failed to execute the warrant of arrest on Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill, when he was the then Police Commissioner.

This case was listed for submission on verdict yesterday but took a twist when the former commissioner informed the National Court that he wanted to change lawyers.

The lawyer representing Vaki was from the Office of the Public Solicitor, but Vaki told the court he was having difficulties with his lawyer and applied for a change in his legal representation.

Vaki appeared for himself in court yesterday afternoon, charged with one count of preventing the course of justice.

Yesterday, Justice David Cannings adjourned the matter to until next Tuesday for mention.

This will allow time for the defendant to find a lawyer and for the lawyers to make submissions on the verdict.

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