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Man denied bail

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Thursday, January 09, 2014

A MAN with nine previous convictions was denied bail by the Suva Magistrates Court yesterday because of the seriousness of the offences he had committed earlier.

Taito Avaiki was produced before Magistrate Makereta Mua alongside Olievi Bokini to answer to a charge of aggravated robbery.

The court heard that most of Mr Avaiki's previous convictions were serious offences, two of which were absconding bail.

Despite his plea that his wife was seven months pregnant and that there would be no one to look after his two children, Ms Mua considered him a bail risk and ordered he remain in custody to await his next court appearance.

The police prosecution had strongly objected to the bail application of both accused on the grounds that the aggravated robbery offence was serious.

However, Ms Mua took into consideration Mr Bokini's plea that he was a market vendor and a sole breadwinner.

The court heard his four previous convictions were all minor traffic offences.

The prosecution asked that the matter be taken to the High Court.

Ms Mua adjourned the matter to January 14.

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