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Alleged arsonists appear in court

Nasik Swami
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

TWO men appeared at the High Court in Suva yesterday each charged with one count arson.

Isireli Nakato and Antonio Matairatu of Suva appeared before High Court judge Justice Salesi Temo.

The court heard that on June 25 last year, the two wilfully and unlawfully set fire to the Government Buildings in Suva. They pleaded not guilty.

Mr Nakato's lawyer, Jolame Uludole said he would provide notification of an alibi defence while Mr Matairatu's lawyer, Aseri Vakaloloma said he would challenge the caution interview.

Mr Vakaloloma said the reason for challenging the caution interview was because an unknown caller had raised the issue and that the name of his client was highlighted.

State counsel said they would have to rely on the caution interview before submitting a brief to the court.

Justice Temo remanded the two into custody and adjourned the matter to March 11 for a pre-trial conference.


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