Posted By Staff Reporter
The National Court will hear a judicial review application filed by sacked deputy Police Commissioner Operations Simon Kauba today.
Mr Kauba’s application is to review the decision of his sacking by the National Executive Council a month ago.
The matter was briefly heard on Tuesday at the judicial review court before Justice Les Gavara-Nanu but was adjourned to today to give time to the State to arrange for a legal representative.
The defendants in the proceeding sought for the adjournment on the basis that the Attorney General was yet to issue an official letter authorising a law firm to assist the state in the matter.
The court was told that the State, through the Attorney General Office, had engaged Fairfax Legal to act on its behalf but the firm was yet to receive an official letter of authorisation from the office of the Attorney General.
For those reasons, the defendants asked the court for an adjournment to sort out the issue before proceeding with the matter.
The court is expected to hear submissions from parties when the matter returns today.
Lawyers assisting Mr Kauba are expected to make ask the court to grant him permission to challenge the NEC decision to sack him.
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