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August 18, 2012 12:00:00 AM
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A 32-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to causing the death of two people at Sovi Bay on Thursday night.

The accused, Vijenti Banda appeared before Magistrate Peni Dalituicama at the Lautoka Magistrates Court pleaded guilty to two counts of dangerous driving causing death and one count of dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm.

Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said Banda did not want legal representation.

Banda was ordered to surrender her passport and not to re-offend and was bailed for the sum of $1,500 and to report to the Nadi Police Station today and tomorrow then to the Sigatoka Police Station on Monday morning.

The case has been adjourned to August 29, 2012 for facts and sentencing at the Sigatoka Magistrates Court.

In another case, Etonia Bolabasaga, 41, also appeared before Dalituicama charged with one count of Dangerous Driving Occasioning Death.

Naisoro said the accused was represented by legal counsel and deferred his plea after the charges were read and explained in court.

Bolabasaga was bailed for $1,500 and ordered not to obtain a passport, not to reoffend, surrender driving license and to report to the Lautoka Police Station every Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 6am to 6pm.

The case has been deferred to September 7, 2012 for mention.

Naisoro said prosecution has been given 14 days to serve disclosures.

The accused is alleged to have hit a man at Navutu Road, Lautoka.
 

By Ropate Valemei

Uptown


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