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Shalveen Chand
Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Order cancelled

A YOUNG woman with special needs had her bench warrant cancelled by the Suva Magistrates Court yesterday. Adi Sai Radinacovu is charged with indecently annoying a person. The court was informed she had special needs. Her bail was extended and she was told to confirm her legal representation when she appears next.

Vakarisi trial

AN October trial date has been given to Jone Vakarisi who faces a charge of acting with intent to cause grievous harm. He pleaded not guilty. The court was told all disclosures had been served. Defence counsel Aseri Vakaloloma objected to a June trial, saying his diary was full. A three-day trial has been set starting October 28.

Theft denial

CHARGED with five counts of theft, Zaynah Shammem denied all charges when she appeared yesterday. The court was also informed that there had been no admission of the crimes in the accused's caution interview as well. Ms Shammem was informed that a one-day trial would take place on April 30. The court also extended her bail.

Alibi statements

THE prosecution has been told to make arrangements to get alibi statements of two people named by an accused. Prisoner Lomani Tamani is charged with aggravated robbery, theft of motor vehicle and theft. His case was transferred back to the Magistrates Court. The prosecution has until January 6 to obtain the statements.

Plea deferred

A MAN charged with indecently annoying a female has been given another date to take his plea. The court heard Simione Bituwaqa allegedly lay next to the complainant and put his arms around her. The court was told Mr Bituwaqa needed time as disclosures have just been served. The case will be called later this month.

Harbouring case

A PRODUCTION order was issued for a man charged with harbouring a prisoner. Usaia Tamaniserene and Mikalele Waqa were charged for harbouring a prison escapee. Mr Tamaniserene appeared before magistrate Sufia Hamza but the court was told Waqa was serving a prison sentence. The case resumes on January 14.

No bail

GET a surety elder than you, a close relative, employed and has no previous convictions. The court told Jese Koroi that only then would he be granted bail. Mr Koroi, who's charged with theft, applied for bail. He has pleaded not guilty. He has to produce the surety today and the person has to be someone other than his spouse.

Health code

THE SCC has started formal proof proceedings against the Delicacy Foodhouse. An SCC litter enforcement and health inspection team cited the eatery to have violated the health code. The restaurant is charged with depositing and abandoning litter in a public place. Two SCC officers gave evidence after restaurant reps failed to appear.