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Judge Tells Accused To Behave

  A judge in the High Court in Suva yesterday told man charged with aggravated robbery to behave when attending court. Justice Salesi Temo said: “Young people are no longer
03 Dec 2016 11:03
Judge Tells Accused To Behave
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A judge in the High Court in Suva yesterday told man charged with aggravated robbery to behave when attending court.

Justice Salesi Temo said: “Young people are no longer respecting the judges.  When I was a small kid in this country we used to respect our elders and authorities.

“Arrogance is something we judges cut out in the court room.”

Justice Temo was responding to the accused, Pita Varikoala, who kept interrupting the judge while he was talking.

Varikoala is alleged to have taken  goods valued at $2005 in Samabua on April 6.

Varikoala asked Justice Temo if he could apply to seek legal advice from the Chief Judge to which Justice Temo informed him that as judges they do not give legal advice to accused people.

Justice Temo told the state lawyer to inform the trial prosecutor to be present on the next date or he will impose a bench warrant on him.

The case has been adjourned to December 19.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika


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