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Robbery with violence trial resumes after 6 years

Shalveen Chand
Tuesday, April 01, 2014

A TRIAL resumed before Justice Salesi Temo in the High Court in Suva yesterday, six years after it was first called.

The accused in this case is Adriu Tuilagi, and he was charged with robbery with violence in 2008.

The matter started yesterday morning with an application by the State prosecution for a name suppression of the complainants because they feared for their safety.

This application was granted but more drama was to follow as objections were made to assessors in the panel.

An assessor had been arrested by a police on several occasions for being drunk and disorderly.

Justice Temo adjourned the matter to convene after lunch with three new assessors.

Mr Tuilagi had not been brought before the court since 2009.

He was only located this year after information emerged that he had been transferred to Labasa Corrections Centre without any court orders.

The case will continue today.





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