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Farmer faces aggravated robbery charges

  A farmer has been remanded in custody charged with two counts of aggravated robbery. Pita Nainoka, 44, appeared on Monday before Magistrate Chandani Dias at the Nadi Magistrates court.
11 Jan 2017 11:41
Farmer faces aggravated robbery charges
Pita Nainoka (middle) outside court on Monday. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

 

A farmer has been remanded in custody charged with two counts of aggravated robbery.

Pita Nainoka, 44, appeared on Monday before Magistrate Chandani Dias at the Nadi Magistrates court.

The court heard that both incidents occurred between the period of August 25 and December 18 last year.

It is alleged that the accused on August 25 stole assorted items including a Samsung S5 phone, a Nokia phone, imitation chains and a few other items worth $14,298.

On the December 18 the accused allegedly stole cash amounting to $10,955 in Nadi.

Police Prosecutor Constable Dinesh Chand objected to an application for bail.

He told the court that the accused is also wanted for other cases of robbery in the Namaka and Nadi areas.

Constable Chand said the accused was involved in an indictable offence and was serious in nature with pending previous cases since 2010.

He told the court that most of these items were yet to be recovered.

The court also heard claims that the accused was assaulted by Police officers while in custody.

Magistrate Dias told the accused to file the assault issues within 21 days before the High Court.

The accused opted for Legal Aid lawyer.

Constable Chand also told the court that most of these items were yet to be recovered.

Magistrate Dias remanded the accused at the Natabua Correction Facility and to appear on January 18 at the Lautoka High Court.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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