THE lawyer representing a man charged with raping a 14-year-old girl requested that his client be released on bail because information given to them by the police was incorrect.
The 26-year-old man is represented by lawyer Sevuloni Vakawaletabua who appeared before High Court judge Justice Salesi Temo.
Mr Vakawaletabua said according to law, his client was not charged with anything because the subsections referred to in the information by the police and the magistrates court could not be found in the crimes decree.
However, Justice Temo denied the request.
"I decline your request, I will allow prosecution time to reply," Justice Temo said.