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Gates to rule on bail

Ropate Valemei
Wednesday, February 06, 2013

CHIEF Justice Anthony Gates will make a ruling today regarding the revision of Suva businessman, Benjamin Padarath's bail ruling made in the Suva Magistrates Court.

The extension of Mr Padarath's production order was called before chief magistrate Usaia Ratuvili this morning.

Suva lawyer, Filimone Vosarogo represents both the accused—Padarath and legal practitioner Aseri Vakaloloma.

Mr Vosarogo requested that the matter be adjourned until tomorrow so that things could be looked into, considering the Chief Justice's ruling today.

He also requested if Padarath could be remanded in Suva to await today's ruling and Thursday's adjournment.

The court heard Mr Vakaloloma, who is presently required to report to the Totogo Police Station in Suva, would be attending a trial in Lautoka in two weeks' time.

And the trial Vakaloloma would be attending is listed for a month.

In this regard, Mr Vosarogo requested if Mr Vakaloloma could report to the Lautoka Police Station instead.

Upon the Chief Magistrate's enquiry, FICAC senior legal officer Rashmi Aslam did not object to Vakaloloma signing in at the Lautoka Police station for the month he is engaged in the trial.

Mr Ratuvili adjourned the matter to Thursday whereby the outcome of the revision matter would be checked and further orders to bail are done.

He also approved the request of remanding Padarath in Suva.





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