Five face court for thievery

FIVE men who were accused of theft were yesterday produced in the Suva High Court before judge Justice Salesi Temo.

Jone Vonu, Asaeli Bulitautini, Waisake Loabure, Iosefo Lomaca, Rovereto Tamanivalu are charged with one count each of theft and aggravated robbery.

The alleged incident took place on May 1 last year in Raiwaqa, Suva.

The court heard the five men had stolen items worth $20,212 and were alleged to have planned to commit the offence.

Justice Temo told the court that such crimes needed to be dealt with and it was his job to protect the nation from such criminals.

The five accused persons have been remanded in custody.

They will reappear in court on June 15.