HIGH Court judge Justice Janaka Bandara yesterday ordered the officer in charge at the Fiji Corrections Services remand centre to submit a report on why a remanded prisoner was released on bail contrary to a High Court order in place.
Ledua Gudru appeared in court yesterday on charges of aggravated robbery.
When asked by Justice Bandara to tell him which court had released him on bail, Mr Gudru said the directive to release was from the Nasinu Magistrates Court.
Mr Gudru told the court he was on bail for three weeks before his arrest for the aggravated robbery case.
He is also alleged to have been involved in a burglary in Samabula where items belonging to two Russian nationals, including cash and a car, were stolen.
On September 2 this year, some members of his family appeared before magistrate Chaitanya Lakshman charged with one count each of accessory to the fact, in relation to the Samabula burglary.
Police were not able to locate Mr Gudru when they arrested his stepfather Soloveni Tabana, 48, mother Litiana Bale, 49, his two brothers Eferemi Bainivesi, 29, Amenatave Kamailagi, 24, and his partner Ana Latu, 20.
It is alleged that Mr Gudru directly participated in the burglary in Samabula and his family had used some of the money while being fully aware that it was stolen.
He has been further remanded.