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Pastor Cokanauto Out On Bail

  Jone Cokanauto who is charged with rape and indecent assault has been released on bail until his plea is taken on the next court date. The 54-year-old pastor of
07 May 2016 09:35
Pastor Cokanauto Out On Bail
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Jone Cokanauto who is charged with rape and indecent assault has been released on bail until his plea is taken on the next court date.

The 54-year-old pastor of Jezreel Lion of Judah, appeared before judge Justice Salesi Temo in the High Court in Suva yesterday.

Cakanauto now faces 10 charges altogether consisting of rape (6) and indecent assault (4).

The State lawyer had also filed and served the consolidated information and disclosures.

Defence lawyer Simione Valenitabua requested the court that Cokanauto continue to remain on bail to which the prosecution did not object saying that the accused had so far adhered to his bail conditions.

The State also said there were no reports of interference from the accused.

Justice Temo granted bail in consideration of what the Prosecution said but warned he would revoke bail immediately if bail conditions were breached. Cokanauto’s plea will be taken on June 3.

Edited by Manasa Kalouniviti

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