Mario Nobin, former Commissioner of Police and former Commissioner of Prisons, will thus face a provisional charge of “public official using his office for gratification”. The case will be called again on 27 October. Magistrate Neela Ramdewor-Naugah gave her ruling this morning in Port Louis South Court.
Mario Nobin is accused of using his position, when he was Commissioner of Police, to give instructions so as to facilitate Mike Brasse in his application for a temporary passport. The office was allegedly committed between 5 and 8 September 2016 in his office.
Mike Brasse was subsequently arrested, charged and convicted for drug trafficking in Reunion Island.
Mario Nobin is represented by Senior Counsel Narghis Bundhun who lodged the motion to strike the provisional charge against her client.