Prominent Suva lawyer Richard Naidu’s sentencing scheduled for today has been vacated to 20 February, 2023.
Naidu was found guilty by High Court Judge Justice Jude Nanayakkara for contempt, scandalising the court.
He had posted on his Facebook page a picture of a judgment in a case represented by his associate that had the word ‘injunction’ misspelt, and then made some comments that he was pretty sure the applicant wanted an injunction.
The committal proceeding was brought against Naidu by the former Attorney General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.
Lawyer Jon Apted in the last sitting had told the court that he will be calling five character witnesses during the sentencing submission.