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Theft suspect on bail

Shalveen Chand
Wednesday, January 01, 2014

BAIL was granted to a man charged with theft after he was able to produce a surety who had no previous convictions, was employed and was a close relative.

Viliame Dausiga, 24, had spent another night in remand on Monday as he had no surety when his case was called.

His case was called again yesterday but this time he had an applicable surety.

Mr Dausiga's cousin took the responsibility of ensuring the accused would abide by the bail guidelines set by the court.

Mr Dausiga said he would reside in Nadonumai with his cousin.

Chief Magistrate Usaia Ratuvili told Mr Dausiga he was not to re-offend while on bail.

He was told not to change his residential address and report to the Lami Police Station every Saturday between 8am and 6pm.

A curfew was also imposed on Mr Dausiga which meant he was not allowed to move out of his place of residence between 6pm and 6am daily.

Mr Dausiga has denied the charge of theft and opted to represent himself. He told the court he would go on the stand as the only defence witness.

Trial is scheduled for June 30.