This was an application for bail pending trial. The accused was indicted and committed to the High Court for trial.
The grounds of the application are the accused had been on remand for 21 months and that his projects were at a risk of substantial losses.
The accused contends that his right to a fair and speedy trial has been infringed given that there had been six sessions of the high court and there was another ongoing yet his case had not been listed for hearing.
The defence argued that the applicant had not stated the law under which the application was being argued and that the applicant had not shown the exceptional circumstances in line with s 14 of the Trial on Indictments Act.