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September 26, 2012 12:00:00 AM
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Seven people including three women, one of them a mother to a 1-year old kid, were today charged with harbouring escapees by the Suva Magistrates.

Charged are Taniela Yauyau, Laisa Elder, Livai Nabulu, Unaisi Ciri, Epeli Qaqa, Merewalesi Sikadimuri, and Asaeli Vakananumi for providing assistance to the five escapees who have been recaptured by authorities.

The seven appeared before Magistrate Janaka Bandara.

The girls were represented by lawyer Vasemaca Tamanisau whereas the four men asked the Court for Legal Aid assistance.

Defense lawyer, Tamanisau verbally asked the court for bail application on the grounds that one of her client, Sikadimuri is a mother who does not have anyone else to look after her baby as her husband who is a fisherman is always out fishing.

She also reasoned that another of her client, Elder is a first offender and the third Ciri who has a previous criminal record has never breached bail conditions.

The court said they needed to make a proper bail application.

The seven have been remanded in police custody as requested by DPP laywer Josaia Niudamu for further investigation. The seven are due to reappear at the Suva Magistrates Court on October 9.

The court also heard that Nabulu has a previous criminal record.

By Ropate Valemei

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