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Eighth Lautoka Carjack Accused In Court

Isaac James had been evading Police since the alleged incident last month The eighth accused who was on the run after an alleged carjacking incident in Lautoka last month was
29 Oct 2016 11:00
Eighth Lautoka Carjack Accused In Court
Isaac James, 32, appeared in the Lautoka Magistrate Court yesterday. He is the eighth man charged in relation to the alleged carjacking incident in Kashmir, Lautoka. He was arrested by Police through the assistance of his family. Photo: Arishma Devi-Narayan

Isaac James had been evading Police since the alleged incident last month

The eighth accused who was on the run after an alleged carjacking incident in Lautoka last month was brought before the Lautoka Magistrates Court yesterday.

Isaac James, 32, a baker from Lami, faces one count of aggravated robbery and three counts of theft charges.

Magistrate Raramasi Salakubou adjourned the case to November 1 for mention.

Woman Police Constable Marica Finau told the court that James was in custody since Thursday.

James requested for a medical check-up and this was granted by the court. He was the only suspect who was evading capture.

James was arrested after his family had contacted Police. Police had earlier met James’ family and had sought their assistance to arrest him after he began evading Police since the alleged carjacking incident.

Police Commissioner Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho also commended James’ family for their support and co-operation, which led to James’ peaceful and successful arrest.

It is alleged that James and seven others had carjacked a vehicle in Kashmir, Lautoka. The alleged incident was captured by the shop’s CCTV cameras, which went viral on social media.

Imtiaz Shaukat Ali, 40, a businessman, his wife Shahina Nazmeen Hussein, 25, and their children Umair Imtiaz Ali, 2, and 15-month old daughter Umairah Shamshad Begum were victims of the alleged carjacking incident as they were parked at the Hari Lal Investments shop at around 7.30pm on the said day.

The men drove off with the couple’s Toyota Prado, which was later found abandoned at Saru.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

charles.chambers@fijisun.com.fj

 

 



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