Court remands man who allegedly stabbed Police officer

Stabbing suspect Veramu Navuso is pictured at the Nasinu Magistrates Courts in Nakasi. Picture: LITIA CAVA

A 36-YEAR-old man who allegedly entered the Nakasi Police Station and stabbed a police officer on the back of his head and his back with a small kitchen knife has been remanded.

Veramu Navuso was produced before Magistrate Sufia Hamza at the Nasinu Magistrates Court yesterday, charged with one count of act with intent to cause grievous harm.

Prosecution yesterday objected to bail for the accused on the ground that the offence was an indictable one.

Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro had earlier confirmed that police officer Corporal Manoj Mani sustained serious injuries from the alleged incident which happened on Wednesday night.

The matter has been transferred to the High Court.

The accused will reappear in court on July 5.

Meanwhile, in a separate case, police are also looking for the driver of a vehicle which allegedly hit a police officer.

Ms Naisoro confirmed Police Constable Munishal Segran was injured after he was allegedly run over by a man who refused to stop along Fletcher Rd in Vatuwaqa, Suva on Wednesday afternoon.

“The officer saw a vehicle parked in a no parking zone and when the driver was approached and asked to produce his licence, the suspect allegedly drove off and bumped the officer,” she said.

“PC Segran was treated and sent home.”

She added the vehicle was known to police as investigations and search for the driver continued.

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