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Briefly From Court

Briefly From Court
September 07
11:01 2017

Arya signs surety bond of $5K to travel to Brisbane

Suva High Court Judge Justice Riyaaz Hamza accepted an additional surety of $5000 to allow the former Registrar of the University of Fiji Kamlesh Arya to travel to Brisbane, Australia.

The additional surety has signed the bond of $5000 which will be applicable from Sep­tember 10 to September 24, while Arya is in Australia.

Arya is charged with a count each of abuse of office and general dishonesty where he authorised loans amounting to $116,500 as the acting school manager of Bhawani Dayal Memorial School.

Fiji Independent Commission Against Cor­ruption prosecutor Francis Puleiwai told the court she would file the agreed facts and other relevant documents by Monday.

Arya’s application to travel to Australia from September 10 to September 24, 2017 to conduct prayers for his son’s newly acquired property in Brisbane was granted by the Suva High Court.

Arya was represented by Vijay Maharaj.

The matter has been adjourned to October 31, for mention.


Edited by Rusiate Mataika

Diver Found Dead in Bua

A 30-year-old Navave Villager was found motionless in a boat after diving for sea cu­cumbers with two others at Bainivualiku Waters in Bua.

This was confirmed by Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro yesterday.

“The victim was diving for sea cucumbers with two other divers,” Ms Nai­soro said.

“He was rushed to Nabouwalu Hospital and later referred to Labasa Hospital.

“He died later that night.”

She said the post mortem was con­ducted yester­day to ascertain the cause of death.


Edited by Mohammed Ali

Three to appear in court for $35,000 robbery

Three men have been charged for the $35,000 robbery from Anchorage Beach Resort in Lautoka, according to the Office of the Direc­tor of Public Prosecutions.

Saula Lalagavesi, Joseph Nonu and Apakuki Soane were charged with one count of aggravated robbery after al­legedly stealing the cash from the resort.

The three are set to appear at the Lautoka High Court tomorrow.

According to the Office of the DPP the robbery was one of 34 aggravated robbery and burglary offences through­out August, 2017.

Cash amounts ranging from $50 to over $12,500 were stolen from in­dividuals, tourists, homes and taxis during the al­leged incidents last month.


Edited by Rusiate Mataika

Family search for missing St Giles patient, 24

The father of a missing patient from the Saint Giles Hospital in Suva is calling on the public to help locate his 24-year-old son.

Farhat Waseem has been missing for the past two weeks.

Father of Mr Waseem, Farook Faizal Nabi said he received a call from the psychiatric facility advising him that his son was miss­ing.

“We are pleading to the public if anyone has seen him to please call the authorities or me (936997),” Mr Nabi said.

His brother-in-law Satendra Dass said the family had been travelling to and from Suva and Nadi in search of the young man.

He was reported to the Totogo Police Station by the family soon after they were informed he was missing.

The Fiji Police are requesting for informa­tion that could help them locate the patient.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro had earli­er stated that the patient was reported miss­ing by Ministry of Health officials after he went missing from the Saint Giles premises on Saturday, August 24.

Members of the public with information can call Crime Stoppers on 919 or the nearest Police Station.


Edited by Rusiate Mataika


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