Fiji Time: 8:59 AM on Monday 27 April

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Juveniles appear on burglary and robbery charges

Shalveen Chand
Saturday, January 25, 2014

ABOUT 15 juveniles fronted the High Court in Suva yesterday morning, most of them charged either with aggravated robbery or burglary.

In a case from Koro Island, seven youths which included six juveniles were charged with aggravated burglary. The youths were alleged to have stolen a brushcutter on the island.

The seven had their bail extended and were told their case was being remitted to the Magistrates Court and would be called next week.

In another case, five youths including three juveniles aged as young as 15, were alleged to have been part of a burglary involving $38,000 cash.

The juveniles were kept at the Suva Boys Centre.

Justice Paul Madigan took a swipe at the prosecution as they objected to bail saying $3500 was found on the boy.

Justice Madigan said he was really surprised that the state prosecution would tither a 15-year-old's bail application.

The boy was released into the custody of his parents and told that as part of his bail he was to attend school.

The matter will be called in the High Court as the amount involved is insignificant.





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. Children watch senseless beating
  2. Fatal night out
  3. Reddy for talks
  4. The sevens challenge
  5. No discrimination
  6. Church celebrates 25 years
  7. Funds a barrier
  8. Women take up backyard gardening
  9. Villagers go big on bee project
  10. Council revives carnival after a lapse of 6 years

Top Stories this Week

  1. The murder of a schoolteacher Tuesday (21 Apr)
  2. Wrong body for burial Thursday (23 Apr)
  3. Unclaimed body laid to rest Tuesday (21 Apr)
  4. Hunt for terrorist Thursday (23 Apr)
  5. Rights over freehold land Wednesday (22 Apr)
  6. PM's office receives 1000 complaints Thursday (23 Apr)
  7. Man found unconscious, pronounced dead Sunday (26 Apr)
  8. Winner pulls out Tuesday (21 Apr)
  9. Principals fret over school meet Friday (24 Apr)
  10. Wife wished cancer for hubby Tuesday (21 Apr)