The Preliminary Inquiry into the charges laid against the persons accused of storming the Office of the President Complex on July 3 was adjourned indefinitely on Tuesday by acting Chief Magistrate Juliet Holder-Allen.
Charges of forcible entry, riotous damage to property and taking part in an illegal procession were laid against 21 persons including Phillip Bynoe, Mark Benschop and Ronald Waddell, who were also charged with aiding, abetting, counselling and procuring the committal of forcible entry of the OP.
Charges have yet to be read to Bynoe who remains at large despite two warrants being issued for his arrest. Along with Benschop, he stands indicted for the capital offence of treason and the Preliminary Inquiry into that matter is still ongoing with Benschop the sole accused before the court.
The Chief Magistrate noted that she was without the courtís case-jackets which have been tendered as an exhibit in the Benschop/ Bynoe Treason PI. She therefore adjourned the matter sine die and advised the accused persons in attendance that they would be notified of a date for the continuation of the matter.
Following the storming of the Presidential Complex charges were read to nineteen accused including Waddell, who were each placed on bail. Benschop later surfaced and appeared before the court and was also granted bail. But he was immediately re-arrested and four days after was jointly charged with treason along with Bynoe.