A trial involving five contractors of the Tarwarken Construction, a company hired by the Rivercess County authorities to carry out some development projects in the area, was on Tuesday adjourned for today, following a motion for continuance filed by defense counsel. The five contractors, namely Isaac Nelson, Joseph Nimely, Alphs Barrie, Victor Doegba and Daniel Johnson, allegedly stole 215 bags of cement, 50 bags of whitewash, several pieces of steel rods, tides and electrical wire, an act, which authorities say had stalled the construction of a presidential suite, a superintendent residents and a 24-bed room guest house.
According to The New Dawn correspondent in Cesto City, Rivercess County, the presidential suite should have been completed by end February, but the theft of these materials had delayed the projects.
The projects, our correspondent said, are being pre-financed by the company with 50% down payment pledged upon 50% completion, but that has been withheld by local authorities because of the delay on the part of the company to meet the 50% completion target.
However, Cesto City Public Defender Tommy Wilson in filing the motion for continuance said the move was to enable him get an additional counsel to properly defend his clients. The theft case which was filed by the company’s General Manager Rev. Isaac Roland is expected to continue.