Lali released on $4k bail

RUSIATE Lali, the man alleged to have caused the death of Sunia Baleisamabula, 29, in a nightclub in Nausori last December was released by the High Court in Suva yesterday afternoon on a $4000 bail bond.

State lawyer Yogesh Prasad had no objections to bail but informed the court if strict bail conditions could be imposed.

Mr Prasad also informed the court that the charge had been reduced from murder to manslaughter.

The 39-year-old artist appeared before Justice Vinsent Perera.

Justice Perera ordered the accused to surrender his travel documents and not apply for a new one.

He was also ordered to report to the Nausori Police Station twice a week between 6am to 6pm, not to change his residential address, not to interfere with prosecution witnesses and a curfew imposed from 8pm to 6am.

His two sureties were also ordered to sign a bail bond of $1000 each.

Mr Prasad also served the defence with disclosures after which defence lawyer Simione Valenitabua informed the court if the plea could be deferred so he could discuss the disclosures on the manslaughter charge with his client.

The matter has been adjourned to March 1 for plea on the manslaughter charge.

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