SUVA businessman Benjamin Padarath has been further remanded in custody after being denied bail by Magistrate Janaka Bandara. Mr Padarath appeared in the Suva Magistrates Court yesterday on a count of giving false information to a public servant. Magistrate Bandara said due to the seriousness of the charges and the nature of the case, Mr Padarath would be kept in custody. The case has been adjourned to November 26.
A MAN charged with burglary and theft has been told by the Suva court to produce an alibi at his next court hearing. Livai Kididromo of Valelevu appeared before Chief Magistrate Usaia Ratuvili yesterday and denied the charges, saying he was out at sea during the time of the offence. The police prosecution said a check with people he mentioned he was with at sea with and their statements did not match. Kididromo will reappear again on November 29.
Man fined $20
A 33-YEAR-OLD man was yesterday ordered by Magistrate Yohan Liyanage to pay a $20 fine when he appeared on a charge of being drunk and incapable. Ilaitia Sabareka was found lying on the pavement along Loftus St on April 28. The court was told Sabareka smelt heavily of alcohol. A police officer tried to wake him up but failed. He was eventually taken to the Central Police Station. Sabareka was told he would spend two days in jail if he failed to pay his $20 fine.