Too many people involved in domestic disputes get hot-headed and call the police and later come to court and say they are not going through with the case.
Acting Magistrate Anika Jackson made this remark after another complainant appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court and asked that a matter be discontinued.
She reiterated that it was costing the taxpayers since it involved police having to go through the entire process and it was also a waste of the court’s time, adding that such persons be asked to pay costs as was done previously.
She acceded to the request of Richelle Walker, who said she was not coerced into discontinuing the matter, adding that she and the young man involved Nicholas Henry Rico Bailey, were co-parenting their six-year-old daughter.
Among the charges which dated back to November 2016 was that the accused used a cell phone to send a threatening communication to the complainant.
Bailey however still has other matters pending, and must return to court on May 23.