RETRACTION AND HONEST APOLOGY

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It has come to our attention that a matter we reported which was before Magistrate Hannah Bonnie adjudicating over the Pademba Road Court No.1 involving one Ashraf Alakkad and three other accused persons was incorrect.

We are now informed that Ashraf Alakkad who is the Chief Executive Officer of Alakkad Service Centre at Wilkinson Road together with his co-accused persons was charged to court.

We are further informed that they were admitted to bail by Magistrate Hannah Bonnie.

The matter which came up on Wednesday 15 July this year was prosecuted by State Counsel Madam JMS Bull. Nothing about her client being absent in court was mentioned in court. We are sorry about the misinformation we carried in an earlier report. We apologize profusely to Magistrate Hannah Bonnie, the hard-working and erudite State Counsel, Madam JMS Bull for any embarrassment the misinformation might have caused. Once again, we are sorry and pray that the good relationship between AYV, the Court and Sate Prosecutor Madam JMS Bull will continue. We are truly sorry