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Non attendance baffles judge

Shalveen Chand
Tuesday, February 04, 2014

THE High Court in Suva is trying to find out where alleged rapist Sakiasi Basiga is.

When his case was called yesterday, Justice Janaka Bandara was told by the defence counsel the accused was in remand.

The court was told Mr Basiga's last court date was before Justice Paul Madigan last month and on that occasion Mr Basiga wasn't present either.

The prosecution also said Mr Basiga was in remand.

The defence counsel also told the court Mr Basiga had also not appeared on two earlier court dates.

The court was informed by the prosecution it would follow up with the authority regarding Mr Basiga's whereabouts.

Justice Bandara stated that according to court records, Mr Basiga should be in remand and should have been presented to court.

The court ordered the prison authority to check if Mr Basiga was in their custody and inform the court.

The registry was directed to deal with the matter.

The case will be called again on Friday.








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