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Two More In Custody

Two people – Apimeleki Wailomo and Josua Navaluvou – appeared at the Tavua Magistrates Court yesterday on sedition-related charges in the Western Division. There are now 66 cases related to
22 Aug 2015 08:34
Two More In Custody
Apimeleki Wailomo (face covered with a green Tee-shirt) and Josua Navaluvou (in black jacket and a cap), at the Tavua Magistrates Court. Photo: Sheetal Prasad.

Two people – Apimeleki Wailomo and Josua Navaluvou – appeared at the Tavua Magistrates Court yesterday on sedition-related charges in the Western Division.

There are now 66 cases related to sedition and urging political violence which have been presented in Court.

Wailomo and Navaluvou; charged with one count each of sedition and urging political violence, were presented before Magistrate Samuela Qica.

The accused were represented by their lawyer, Mark Anthony, who sought for bail and for the case to be moved to the High Court in Lautoka.

Upon questioning the accused, both opted for High Court sitting as requested by Mr Anthony.

Mr Anthony’s grounds for the bail were the lack of evidence, the fact that there were no disclosures received by the defendant and the incomplete investigation.

The court did not allow bail as a formal application must be submitted for this matter.

In reference to that, Mr Anthony said that because of the fact that no disclosures were given, a formal application could not be made for the bail.

The court has requested the State to provide all disclosures to the defendant and for the defence to make a formal bail application.

The court has adjourned the matter to September 1 at the High Court in Lautoka and the two accused has been remanded in custody.

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