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Assessor excused

Shalveen Chand
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

JUST minutes into a trial of a man alleged to have been part of a theft at Water Authority of Fiji, an assessor was excused and a fresh trial ordered for today.

Sanaila Navana is alleged to have been the driver of the vehicle that was used to transport 319 water meters to a scrap metal dealer from the WAF depot in Reservoir Rd.

The water meters taken to the scrap dealer are valued at more than $100,000.

Yesterday, the first assessor indicated to the court clerk that she knew the mother of the accused.

While the prosecution had no objection, defence lawyer Aseri Vakaloloma objected.

Justice Salesi Temo excused the assessor and told the court clerks to get a new assessor who would be sworn in this morning.

Justice Temo said in order for the accused to have a fair trial, the trial will start afresh again from today.

Three other accused, Josese Caginiwalala, Sunia Malewa and Mosese Tauna pleaded guilty to the charge on Monday.








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