Bail for man allegedly found with ammunition

A 55-year-old man who was allegedly found in possession of 22 live ammunition was granted bail by the Suva Magistrates Court yesterday.

Samuela Waqa, who was charged with unlawful possession of ammunition, appeared before Magistrate Deepika Prakash.

High Court judge Justice Thushara Rajasinghe had remitted the case back to the magistrates court and instructed the magistrate to take the normal course in this case.

Mr Waqa’s lawyer Iqbal Khan had applied for bail.

The application for constitutional redress by Mr Waqa through his lawyer will be made on April 18.

Mr Khan had stated that the process in which his client was brought to court was unlawful as he was kept in police custody for more than 48 hours.

Mr Waqa was allegedly found in possession of live ammunition during a police raid at his Suva home on March 9.

Ms Praksh ordered the accused to sign a $1000 bail bond and also for the two sureties to each sign a $1000 bail bond.

Ms Prakash also instructed Mr Waqa to report to the Totogo Police Station every Saturday and to surrender all his travel documents to the court registry. A stop departure order has also been issued accordingly.

Mr Waqa will take his plea in court on April 25.

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