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Tuwai On $500 Bail

Interim DVRO ordered; he is charged with assault. Fiji 7s star, Pio Tuwai, who faces an assault charge, was released on a $500 bail yesterday by the Nadi Magistrates Court.
03 Oct 2016 23:01
Tuwai On $500 Bail
Pio Tuwai with his lawyer Krishneel Prasad at the Nadi Magistrate Court yesterday. Photo:ARISHMA DEVI-NARAYAN

Interim DVRO ordered; he is charged with assault.

Fiji 7s star, Pio Tuwai, who faces an assault charge, was released on a $500 bail yesterday by the Nadi Magistrates Court.

Tuwai is charged with one count of assault causing actual body harm.

The court heard that Tuwai, on September 19, allegedly assaulted Luse Kotobalavu, during an argument. The charges were read to Tuwai, and his lawyer, Krishneel Prasad, sought bail saying that Tuwai had been selected for the national men’s 7s training squad for Dubai in December.

Police prosecutor Constable Kinisalote Lagivuki did not object to bail.

However, Magistrate Seromi Turaga ordered an interim DVRO (Domestic Violence Restraining Order) on the accused. A stop departure was also issued against Tuwai.

However, Mr Prasad reasoned in court that Tuwai had been selected for the 7s national squad and would have to travel overseas to play. In response Mr Turaga told Mr Prasad to make an appropriate application to remove the stop departure order.

Tuwai was told to comply with the Interim DVRO and was asked not to re-offend or interfere with prosecution witness.

The case has been adjourned to November 11 for mention.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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