THE six people alleged to be involved in the missing new $100 bills appeared before Magistrate Yohan Liyanage yesterday and have been further remanded in custody.
Director of Public Prosecutions lawyer Nancy Tikoisuva informed the court Viliame Cama, who is charged with one count of theft, was ready to take his plea yesterday and that he had not been served full disclosures.
Mr Cama, however, when he was informed of his right to counsel told the court he wished to seek Legal Aid assistance.
Magistrate Liyanage deferred plea, saying it was better for Mr Cama to take his plea once he had been served full disclosures.
Mr Cama was also denied bail since he had not submitted a formal written application for bail.
He was also advised to make a written bail application in the next court hearing.
Eferemo Caketi, Michael Christopher, Vikash Prasad and Sunia Qerua, all charged with one count of receiving stolen property, have also been remanded in custody as the DPP lawyer needs time to cross check information submitted by them on their sureties.
Mr Cama, Mr Christopher, Mr Qerua and Mr Prasad are security guards of the same security company.
The fifth accused, Vasemaca Senilagakali, who's charged with giving false information to a public servant, has also been further remanded in custody.
Police had to beef up security in the Magistrates Court 5 as supporters and immediate family members of the accused were in court.
The matter has been adjourned to January 10.