Hayward case halted
The Director of Public Prosecutions has halted proceedings against Jason Hayward, president of the BPSU, in connection to the December 2 protest.
The move follows a similar course in the case of ten others facing charges related to the protest.
Addressing the court this morning, defence lawyer Charles Richardson said Mr Hayward accepted that the events of December 2 were regrettable, adding that both sides of the matter had learnt from the experience.
Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo warned him that the Crown could still potentially bring the matter back before the courts.
“No doubt all parties learnt from this,” the magistrate said.
Mr Tokunbo's decision sparked applause from the crowded courtroom, with supporters of Mr Hayward filing out after the matter was completed.
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