The defence lawyer of Prince Kid, Emelyne Nyembo, who arrived late, has told the court that she was not well informed about the hearing. Nyembo explained that she only knew the day but was not aware of the exact time the hearing was set to begin.
Nyembo told the court that she needs enough time for preparations to be able to defend her client.
The defence lawyer also objected that the Prosecution is considering the remand of her client based on testimonies given during investigations noting that complete details of the dossier should be communicated to them before further proceedings.
Ishimwe has confirmed that he has not yet received his dossier. Nyembo informed the court that one day would be enough to review the dossier.
The Prosecution said that it is the right of the accused to see their dossier but insisted that details were shared with everyone concerned. However, the defence laywer checked and failed to access the file in Integrated Electronic Case Management System (IECMS).
The presiding judge asked the Prosecution to help Ishimwe and his defence lawyer to access their dossier to make preparations.
The court adjourned the hearing to 13th May 2022 at 9:00 a.m.
Prince Kid faces three charges including rape, soliciting or offering sexual favours, and harassment connected to sexual relations.