Agliotti wants house arrest condition removed

2010-08-04 15:06

The defence counsel for murder accused Glenn Agliotti today requested that his client’s bail conditions be changed.
 
He argued for the house arrest condition, Agliotti is currently under, to be removed.

Laurence Hodes, SC, requested the South Gauteng High Court to lift the condition as it was not properly enforced and Agliotti had proved he was not going anywhere.

“He has been out on bail for four years... if he was going to evade justice he had every opportunity to do so,” Hodes said.

He told the court that Agliotti had even travelled abroad while out on bail with the permission of the investigating officers.

The state opposed the request.

Hodes said the prosecution’s insistence on keeping the house arrest condition was “vindictive”.

Judge Frans Kgomo said he would rule on the matter tomorrow morning.

The trial adjourned today with Clinton Nassif, the state witness, still under cross-examination.

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