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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.








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