A senior prosecutor from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions is to take over the case involving Patrick Powell in the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Court.

Powell is facing a charge of failing to hand over his licensed firearm to the police for inspection.

That matter is to be heard on November 18.

Ordinarily, the Clerk of Court marshals evidence on behalf of the Crown in the Resident Magistrate’s court.

But Director of Public Prosecutions, Paula Llewellyn, says the interest of justice would be better served if her office takes over the matter.

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Ms. Llewellyn says the prosecutor will meet with police investigators in preparing the case.

She refused to comment, when asked whether information contained in the statement from the FLA last evening, would affect a successful prosecution of the case.

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