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Judge: No more delays

Shalveen Chand
Friday, February 14, 2014

AN ACCUSED has been told by the High Court in Suva it will not entertain delays to the trial which starts in a fortnight.

The court's advice was made in the case of Isikeli Nakato and Antonio Matairatu who are charged with aggravated robbery.

Mr Nakato informed the court his lawyer, Jolame Uludole, was suspended by the Independent Legal Services Commission.

Justice Salesi Temo told Mr Nakato he would not entertain delays to the schedule.

He said the court diary for the year was full and trial dates up to April next year were booked out.

Mr Nakato was told that if the trial date was vacated, he could find himself remanded for a long period.

Justice Temo told Mr Nakato if he was not able to secure legal help before the trial, the court would ensure that he got a fair trial.

Both accused made bail applications. On Mr Matairatu's application, the State has asked for more time to file its response.

Mr Nakato was previously told he would be allowed bail if his circumstances changed.

When reminded about this, Mr Nakato said he did not have a lawyer and wanted bail to secure one but this was denied.

The case will be called again on February 28 . The trial will start on March 3.








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