Man charged with false testimony
Matthew Dimech, 31, was yesterday charged with presenting a false document during a court sitting and giving false testimony.
That case concerns the tables and chairs in his establishment.
Inspector Josric Mifsud said that Mr Dimech was testifying before Magistrate Aaron Bugeja, when he presented the document. The police realised that the document was not released by the competent authority.
Mr Dimech was thus charged before Magistrate Gabriella Vella with delivering false testimony and falsifying a public document.
The accused pleaded not guilty and requested bail. Dr Michael Sciriha said that the police took their time investigating and spoke with many people, and as such, there is no fear of evidence tampering.
Superintendent Geoffrey Azzopardi said that investigations into an alleged accomplice are ongoing. He said, however, that if certain conditions are imposed, the prosecution will not object to bail. The prosecution insisted that the accused must not be allowed to speak with anyone from the Vittoriosa local council.
The Court granted bail against a €200 deposit and a €5,000 personal guarantee, along with several conditions, including that he cannot go near the Vittoriosa local council.