Police Officer Faces Burglary Charges
A Police officer faced the Nausori Magistrates Court yesterday with two other men in relation to the burglary at the Lokia Food City Supermarket in Nausori.
Sergeant Amani Boseinawai, Meli Galu and Mausio Susau Dominiko appeared before Magistrate Chaitanya Lakshman.
Boseinawai, Galu and Dominiko are charged with a count each of conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary and receiving stolen property.
It is alleged that on February 26, the three conspired to commit aggravated burglary at the Lokia Food City Supermarket.
It is also alleged that on February 27, the three accused received stolen cash to a total value of $2500.
Galu and Dominiko are further charged with a count each of aggravated burglary and theft.
It is alleged that on February 26, they stole cash to a total value of $117,630.25 and assorted cigarettes to a total value of $23,446.80, the property of Lokia Food City Supermarket.
Boseinawai’s defence counsel Vani Ravono applied for bail on the grounds that the majority people he had arrested were in remand and his life would be at risk if he was remanded.
Magistrate Lakshman granted Boseinawai a surety bail of $1000 and told him not to interfere with the prosecution witnesses and to report to the Vunidawa Police Station every Wednesday and Saturday.
As for Galu and Dominiko their bail application was refused as they did not have any legal representation and neither did they have any sureties.
Police Prosecutor Inspector Vilisoni Cakacaka objected to bail on the grounds that the matter was of public interest and that the accused might interfere with the witnesses.
The case has been transferred to the Suva High Court as it is an indictable offence.
The case has been adjourned to March 24 at the Suva High Court.
Edited by Rusiate Mataika