(1) In this section
relevant officer has the meaning given in
(2) Where the
requirement for bail has been dispensed with for an accused under section 7A,
the relevant officer may cause the accused to appear before an appropriate
judicial officer for reconsideration of the matter, if the relevant officer
has reasonable grounds to believe that the accused is not likely to appear at
the time and place specified in a notice under section 13A(3).
(3) Section 54(2),
(2a), (3) and (4) apply, with necessary modifications, for the purposes of
(4) The judicial
officer before whom an accused appears under subsection (2) shall reconsider
the accused’s case and may, notwithstanding section 13 —
again dispense with the requirement for bail; or
grant bail; or
refuse to grant bail,
in accordance with
this Act, for the accused’s appearance in court.
(5) If —
court before which the accused is required to appear is the District Court,
the Supreme Court or the Court of Appeal; and
police officer is satisfied that because of the urgency of the case it is not
practicable for the prosecutor to exercise the power conferred by subsection
the police officer may
exercise that power.
(6) If a police
officer, acting under subsection (5), exercises the power conferred by
subsection (2), the police officer is to be regarded as the relevant officer
for the purposes of this section.
[Section 59A inserted: No. 6 of 2008 s. 36(1).]