Fiji Time: 11:15 PM on Wednesday 26 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

No respect for law

Shalveen Chand
Tuesday, January 07, 2014

A MAN caught by the police after a year has been remanded in custody after the police prosecution objected to bail, saying the accused had no respect for the courts.

Josefa Ravulo was arrested for absconding bail and aggravated burglary and produced in the Magistrates Court in Suva yesterday.

Mr Ravulo was explained his right to counsel. He opted for assistance from the Legal Aid Commission.

His plea was deferred and he told the court he was seeking bail.

But the police prosecution objected, saying he has been evading the police for one year and was finally arrested at Wainibuka in Tailevu.

The prosecution said there was a high chance Mr Ravulo could do the same if he was allowed bail.

Mr Ravulo said his wife was due to give birth next month and he was looking after his four children.

He said the police were not able to locate him because he was farming in Wainibuka.

Magistrate Chetaniya Lakshman asked him to clarify that he resided in Jittu Estate in Samabula but farmed in Wainibuka.

He told Mr Ravula he ought to have a better story because the court was aware of the geography of the nation.

Mr Ravulo was remanded and told to make his application for bail from the detention centre.

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65600.6370
JPY 51.887148.8871
GBP 0.40140.3934
EUR 0.45090.4389
NZD 0.69290.6599
AUD 0.64640.6214
USD 0.49330.4763



Exchange Rate updated on 26th October, 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. True to an early love
  2. Qiliho attends trial
  3. Prepare for the worst, says Kumar
  4. NFP calls for public holiday
  5. Ro Teimumu frets over leadership
  6. Fiji 7s coach
  7. 918 move out
  8. Villagers cry foul
  9. Winning 7s manual
  10. Cane payout topped up

Top Stories this Week

  1. 'I heard Soko screaming in pain' Friday (21 Oct)
  2. A daughter's sacrifice Thursday (20 Oct)
  3. 'I never knew Soko' Thursday (20 Oct)
  4. Death probe Sunday (23 Oct)
  5. True to an early love Wednesday (26 Oct)
  6. Qiliho attends trial Wednesday (26 Oct)
  7. Fiji pearls make history Monday (24 Oct)
  8. Benedito takes over Thursday (20 Oct)
  9. Love conquers all Sunday (23 Oct)
  10. Fijian 7s surprise Tuesday (25 Oct)