Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 5:07 PM on Saturday 26 July

/ Front page / News

Officer in remand on theft charge

Shalveen Chand
Friday, January 24, 2014

A POLICE officer charged with theft was held overnight in remand and told to bring a surety to court.

Semi Sanaila, a crime writer with the Lami Police Station allegedly misappropriated $2000 from exhibits.

Mr Sanaila told the court he understood the charges and chose to seek a private lawyer.

A plea was deferred.

The prosecution told the court full disclosures, including the charge sheet, had been served on the accused. The prosecution did not object to bail but asked for strict conditions.

Mr Sanaila was told to bring a surety today if he wants to be released on bail.

Meanwhile, a man charged with burglary was told to make a proper bail application.

Meli Cakau is alleged to have entered Laxman Apartments in Suva and stole tools and machinery worth $3700.

He told the court he would seek help from the Legal Aid Commission. Mr Cakau did not enter a plea, however, the prosecution objected to bail.

The court remanded Mr Cakau until his next court appearance.


Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Police promise probe
  2. Million-dollar man
  3. FijiFirst candidates
  4. Ready to serve
  5. Bus veers off road
  6. Police probe cases
  7. Friends give to hospital
  8. Campaign for Iraq's war victims
  9. Seven years on, cadets graduate
  10. City's banner policy

Top Stories this Week

  1. Railway soldiers Monday (21 Jul)
  2. No 'free education', says party Wednesday (23 Jul)
  3. Playing 'enemy' Tuesday (22 Jul)
  4. 911 let-down for homeowner Monday (21 Jul)
  5. Police find tyres Monday (21 Jul)
  6. $24,000 payout a lifeline for family Tuesday (22 Jul)
  7. Calls for support Tuesday (22 Jul)
  8. $70m plan Wednesday (23 Jul)
  9. Warning for teachers Thursday (24 Jul)
  10. Illegal Fijians in Tonga Friday (25 Jul)