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Retired Teacher On Theft Charge

A retired school teacher appeared at the Suva Magistrates Court yesterday charged with theft. Magistrate Shageeth Somaratne granted Maciu Yabakirua bail with the sum of $1000. Yabakirua has been told
20 Aug 2016 13:46
Retired Teacher On Theft Charge

A retired school teacher appeared at the Suva Magistrates Court yesterday charged with theft.

Magistrate Shageeth Somaratne granted Maciu Yabakirua bail with the sum of $1000. Yabakirua has been told to get an older person as a surety on the next date.

Yabakirua’s son appeared as a surety.

Yabakirua’s bail conditions are that he is not to offend, not to interfere with the prosecution’s witnesses and he cannot travel.

It is alleged that between, February 26, 2014 to March 24, 2016 Yabakirua dishonestly appropriated $28,510, the property of Ministry of Education.

The charges were read to him in iTaukei language which he understood. He sought Legal Aid assistance.

The court was adjourned to September 19.

Edited by Maraia Vula

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