Man, On The Run For Two Years, In Court
Police Prosecutor Inspector Jiten Singh told the court yesterday that it took two years for the Police to finally locate Mukesh Raj Naidu.
The accused was on the Police Wanted List.
Three files about him were presented in the Nasinu Magistrates Court. However, the court heard that Naidu has more pending charges against him which are currently being investigated.
Naidu is charged with three counts each of obtaining financial advantage by deception and a count of disobedience of lawful order.
First File: Count One: Disobedience of Lawful order.
It is alleged on September 28, 2012 at Suva Naidu disobeyed the High Court order where he was restrained from transferring and dealing with any properties at Sakoca but he obtained $15,000 cash from Adi Vasiti Rakalokaloka and Jone Bakabaka Dansey to allocate a housing lot at Sakoca, Tamavua.
Count 2 – Obtaining financial advantage by deception
It is also alleged on September 28, 2012, he dishonestly obtained a financial advantage of $15,000 cash from Adi Vasiti and Mr Dansey, knowing that he will not be able to allocate a housing lot at Sakoca, Tamavua to the couple.
Second file: Count One – Obtaining financial advantage by deception
It is alleged on August 5, 2010, at Nasinu, Naidu dishonestly obtained $3000 cash from James Jitendra Ram knowing that he will not be able to allocate a housing lot at Sakoca, Tamavua.
Third file: Count One – Obtaining financial advantage by deception
It is alleged on November 2, 2012 at Nasinu Naidu dishonestly obtained $10,000 cash from Sainivalati Korobola, knowing that he will not be able to allocate a housing lot at Sakoca, Tamavua.
The matter was called before Magistrate Charles Ratakele who has remanded Naidu in custody.
Mr Ratakele has ordered that Naidu be kept at the Totogo Police Station so that the Criminal Investigation Department can complete its investigations.
Defence counsel Anand Singh applied for bail. But Mr Singh objected, saying that the case was of public interest and the alleged amount was $28,000.
The court has been adjourned for bail ruling on September 23.
Edited by Nemani Delaibatiki