Fiji Time: 11:55 AM on Thursday 29 September

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

No bail for uncle

Shalveen Chand
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

A MAN charged with sexual assault was told his case was very borderline for bail and the judge was not ready to make a decision yet.

The man is alleged to have sexually assaulted his three-year-old niece.

Justice Paul Madigan told the man his case was borderline for bail because he was related to the victim.

The man's case is before Justice Janaka Bandara, however, Justice Bandara returns from leave next month and until then all his cases will be called in other courts so mention dates could be given.

Justice Madigan enquired if the victim and the accused were related and if they stayed together.

The State prosecution informed the court the victim was his niece and since the incident, the victim's mother and the victim had moved out of the house.

Justice Madigan told the accused his case was before Justice Bandara and he would make a ruling regarding his bail.

The man was remanded to be produced in court on February 5.

The accused was advised that if he still pursued bail, he could make further applications.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64830.6293
JPY 50.568747.5687
GBP 0.37930.3713
EUR 0.44160.4296
NZD 0.68680.6538
AUD 0.64760.6226
USD 0.49740.4804

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 29th September 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Dire straits
  2. Lutumailagi in top form
  3. Ex-sales rep jailed
  4. Judoka dies
  5. FRA to advertise jobs, hope for MWH workers
  6. Ratu Isoa apologises
  7. FLP condemns proposal
  8. Veikoso's life of struggle, pain
  9. Killer disease claims 1200 lives annually
  10. BAF: No migration of termites

Top Stories this Week

  1. Nurse is a lawyer Friday (23 Sep)
  2. Rugby death Tuesday (27 Sep)
  3. Road closure Saturday (24 Sep)
  4. Rawaca out Sunday (25 Sep)
  5. Private jets attract attention at Nadi Airport Sunday (25 Sep)
  6. Three Cavuilati, 6 Olympians in Fiji 7s squad Sunday (25 Sep)
  7. Police investigate rugby 7s organiser Monday (26 Sep)
  8. Losing dad at Class 4 inspires Macanalagi Friday (23 Sep)
  9. Rawaca boosts program Monday (26 Sep)
  10. Judge convicts pastor in rape trial Monday (26 Sep)