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Judge warns man

Shalveen Chand
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

THE High Court in Suva has warned a man charged with murder to give proper instructions to his lawyer or risk spending time in remand.

Devendra Naiker is charged with a count of murder for allegedly killing a taxidriver in Nausori in 2011. In court last week, Mr Naiker was told there seemed to be delaying tactics used by the defence.

Justice Prabaharan Kumararatnam told the defence counsel there were 33 prosecution witnesses after the defence refused to consent to anything in the draft agreed facts.

He said the trial was set for two weeks and with the latest development, the trial would need more time.

The judge said it seemed the accused had not given proper instructions to his lawyer which was leading to the trial date being vacated.

The accused has been given until Friday to give instructions to his lawyer so the case can take place within the agreed time frame.


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