FIJI NEWS
September 26, 2012 12:00:00 AM
  Follow @ Twitter

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

Uptown


PREVIOUS STORY
Labasa murderer seeks legal aid help
NEXT STORY
Two FNPF accounts for members soon

Post a Comment
Bookmark and Share

 


Posted Comments
No comments, but you can post the first comment!
   





Has the free education scheme including free textbooks and busfare subsidy helped reduce costs incurred in your annual back-to-school shopping?
 Yes
 No


Poll Results: Current | Previous

Has the free education scheme including free textbooks and busfare subsidy helped reduce costs incurred in your annual back-to-school shopping?
Yes
 51%
No
 49%



More Polls
Press Esc to close this window
BUSINESS
Westpac sells operations in 5 PICs to BSPWestpac Banking Corporation today announced the sale of its banking operations in five Pacific Island countries to the Bank of South Pacific Ltd (BSP) for A$125 million.
SPORTS
Former U20 rep jailed in FranceFormer Fiji U20 rep Laijiasa Bolenaivalu was sentenced to imprisonment this week in France after knocking down two pedestrians while drink driving and without a licence during a local festival last October.
WORLD
'Green'-tinted SUVs at Seoul Motor ShowGas-guzzling SUVs, eco-friendly electric cars and the odd brave attempt to marry the selling points of both are taking centre stage at the biennial Seoul Motor Show.
TECHNOLOGY
Vodafone Fiji, Tonga telco in allianceVodafone Fiji and Tonga Communications Corporation today signed a strategic partnership alliance that will allow the Tongan company to leverage off the experience of their Fijian counterparts.
ENTERTAINMENT
Madonna’s back with 13th album Rebel HeartMadonna’s 13th studio album Rebel Heart will be released on March 6.
HEALTH/FITNESS
Clean-up day to curb dengue outbreakFiji's Ministry of Health has declared a clean-up day next Thursday for residents in the central division as it ups the tempo against a dengue fever outbreak currently experienced in the country.
NEWS SPORTS INFOTAINMENT SERVICES MOBILE EXTRA HOT TOPICS