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Trio told to consider plea

Shalveen Chand
Friday, May 23, 2014

MORE time has been given to three men to take their plea after the High Court in Suva told them to consider it given the charges were serious.

Peni Tukai, Michael Scott and Peni Matairavula are charged with two counts of aggravated robbery and one of stealing a motor vehicle.

It is alleged the men robbed two separate places, taking with them cash and cheques estimated at more than $100,000.

Mr Tukai and Mr Matairavula, who do not have legal counsel, told the court they would like to seek help from the Legal Aid Commission while Mr Scott said he was ready to take a plea.

Justice Janaka Bandara said he hoped they would take their pleas so a trial date could be fixed.

He said the delay in the case was being caused by the accused persons.

At this juncture, the accused persons said they were ready to take a plea.

Justice Bandara said since the charges were very serious, the court was allowing them more time to consider the plea.

Mr Tukai's application for bail was refused while Mr Scott's bail application was set for a hearing.

The case will be called again on June 23.








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