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Application Set To Have Laundering Case Transferred To Labasa High Court

Application Set To Have Laundering Case Transferred To Labasa High Court
April 24
10:21 2018

Director of Pub­lic Pros­ecutions (DPP) lawyer Lisiate Fotofili made an application last Friday for the transfer of a money laun­dering case from the High Court of Suva to the High Court in La­basa.

Mr Fotofili appeared before Jus­tice Thushara Rajasinghe and informed the court that there was a related matter against the accused Jonetani Navonu which is currently before the Labasa Court.

Between August 30, 2016 and September 14, 2016, Navonu was alleged to have engaged directly or indirectly in transactions in­volving $43,201 and that he knew or ought to have known that the money was derived directly or indirectly from some unlawful activity.

The alleged incidents happened in Sigatoka and Suva at the ma­terial time.

When queried by the Court, Mr Fotofili said Prosecution had ob­jected to the accused’s bail appli­cation in the Magistrates Court and that he was in remand.

Navonu is represented by Legal Aid lawyer Talei Kean.

The case has been adjourned to May 5, for the matter to be heard before Justice Daniel Goundar.

On the next court date Justice Goundar is expected to decide whether the case will be trans­ferred to the High Court in La­basa or if it will remain in Suva.

The accused is currently in re­mand.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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