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Nephew Charged With Murder

A 29-year-old man was remanded into custody on Wednesday in relation to the death of his uncle. Nacanieli Vakatawa Bakata, who appeared before Magistrate Mohammed Azhar, is charged with one
13 Sep 2014 14:46
Nephew Charged With Murder

A 29-year-old man was remanded into custody on Wednesday in relation to the death of his uncle.

Nacanieli Vakatawa Bakata, who appeared before Magistrate Mohammed Azhar, is charged with one count of murder Contrary to Section 237 of the Crimes Decree No 44 of 2009.

Bakata is alleged to have punched his uncle, Ananaiasa Cavacava, 61, at a drinking party on September 8.

The alleged incident happened at Wailoaloa in Nadi.

Prosecution officer, Inspector Sunil Gosai objected to bail stating the seriousness of the offence.

Inspector Gosai informed the court the accused has eight cases of absconding bail and is likely to miss the next court date if granted bail.

“The accused also has a bench warrant issued on his name by the High Court in Lautoka,” Inspector Gosai said.

He further asked for the case to be transferred to the High Court in Lautoka. Bakata will appear at the High Court in Lautoka on September 24.

However he will re-appear at the Nadi Magistrates Court on September 22 for the hearing of his sixteen pending cases.

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