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Case adjourned for man in P.E.I. jail who had COVID-19

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Javan Mizero Nsangira, who tested positive for COVID-19 and is in jail after allegedly not self-isolating, has elected to have his charges heard in P.E.I. Supreme Court. - SaltWire Network



THREE RIVERS, P.E.I. — A man who tested positive for COVID-19 and is in jail after allegedly not self-isolating has elected to have his charges heard in P.E.I. Supreme Court.

Javan Mizero Nsangira was not in provincial court in Georgetown Thursday, when his case was called before Chief Judge Nancy Orr.

Instead, his lawyer took part in the proceedings by phone and said his client was electing to have the matter heard in P.E.I. Supreme Court.

His lawyer also requested to have the matters proceed in French.

Nsangira has been in custody since his arrest on July 17 and is facing charges that include two counts of committing a nuisance, one count of assault, once count of mischief and a violation of the Public Health Act.

Only two of the charges were before Orr on Thursday.

The matters before Orr were adjourned to Sept. 8. In P.E.I. Supreme Court. 

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