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Six Front Court for Traffic Offences

Six Front Court for Traffic Offences
L-R: Pita Hyunu (Purple and pink Hibiscus shirt), Norman Daunoco (front) and Shahil Mani (black shirt) outside the High Court in Suva on April 17, 2017. Photo: Roneel Karthik
April 18
11:00 2017

Six men appeared at the Suva Magistrates Court yesterday during a special court sitting for traffic offences.

The six were Shahil Mani, Naibuka Degei Rokodakunivosa, Norman Daunoco, Pita Hyunu, Nilesh Chand and Pranish Prakash Mudaliar.

Mani, 19, is charged with drunk and driving. The alleged incident occurred on April 14.

Magistrate ShageethSomaratne granted him bail in the sum of $500 with one surety who signed a surety bond.

Police prosecutor Constable Priti Prasad served full phase disclosures.

The matter was adjourned to May 31, for plea.

Rokodakunivosa, 32, is also charged with drunk and driving and has sought for a private counsel.

He has been granted bail in the sum of $500 with one surety. The case has been adjourned tomorrow for mention.

Daunoco, 29, a medical orderly at the CWM Hospital and Hyunu, 29, pleaded guilty to the charge of drunk and driving.

Magistrate Somaratne has fined them both $300 and if they fail to pay the fine, they will be imprisoned for 30 days.

Their licences have been disqualified for three months.

Chand, 20, is charged with one count each of zero alcohol limit, driving motor vehicle without being a holder of a valid driving licence and driving a motor vehicle in contravention to the third party policy risk.

He has opted for Legal Aid representation and has been granted bail in the sum of $500 with one surety who signed a surety bond.

The case has been adjourned to May 1 for plea.

Mudaliar, 28, is charged with one count each of failure to produce a driver’s licence, failure to stop when required to do so by a Police officer, dangerous driving and resisting arrest.

He has opted for Legal Aid representation and has been granted bail in the sum of $500 with one surety who signed a surety bond.

The case has been adjourned to May 1, for plea.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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