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Alleged murder  couple further  remanded Accused couple Noa Ravanasau, 35, and Melaci Tikomairarotoga, 25, both charged with the murder of a 30-year-old casual worker of Vatuwaqa were further remanded in custody yesterday.
20 Dec 2017 10:35
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Alleged murder  couple further  remanded

Accused couple Noa Ravanasau, 35, and Melaci Tikomairarotoga, 25, both charged with the murder of a 30-year-old casual worker of Vatuwaqa were further remanded in custody yesterday.

The alleged incident happened at about 6:15am on November 30 this year at the Total Service Station car park at Victoria Parade where the duo was alleged to have recklessly assaulted the deceased resulting in his death.

They appeared before Judge Justice Thushara Rajasinghe at the Suva High Court in Suva represented by a Legal Aid lawyer.

The prosecution sought a further 21 days to file information and disclosures.

Both accused persons were further remanded pending any formal bail application.

The case has been adjourned to January 19 for mention.

Alleged drug  cultivator bail  hearing deferred

An accused facing a charge of unlawful cultivation of illicit drugs will have his bail application heard in the High Court in Suva on January 16 next year.

Semi Tuikawakawa appeared before Judge Justice Thushara Rajasinghe. He was represented by Suva lawyer Andrew Liverpool.

State counsel Shirley Tivao informed Justice Rajasinghe that there were no objections to the accused’s bail.

She had checked with the Police Prosecutions office, the Magistrates Court and High Court registry and found that the accused had no previous convictions.

Justice Rajasinghe questioned Ms Tivao where the accused proposed to reside at whilst on bail to which she responded that he would stay with his brother in Suva who was also his proposed surety.

Justice Rajasinghe further asked the State what guarantee they had that the accused would stay in Suva and not return to Kadavu where he permanently resides.

State counsel was advised to clarify the accused’s brother’s residence and status.

Bail hearing will be held in the High Court on January 16, 2018.

The accused was further remanded in custody.

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