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Two Accused Of Sacrilege, Theft At LDS Church In Remand

Two men who allegedly broke into the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints at Waila on February 17, 2018 and stole assorted items worth $2000 were remanded by
20 Feb 2018 11:35
Two Accused Of Sacrilege, Theft At LDS Church In Remand
Mesulame Tuiwanu (left), and Nepote Sokobalavu outside the Nausori Magistrates Court on February 19, 2018. Photo: Fonua Talei

Two men who allegedly broke into the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints at Waila on February 17, 2018 and stole assorted items worth $2000 were remanded by the Nausori Magistrates Court yesterday.

Nepote Sokobalavu, 19, and Mesulame Tuiwanu, 21, appeared before Magistrate Vandhana Lal and were remanded because Magistrate Shageeth Somaratne was not present. They face one count each of sacrilege and theft.

Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Eastern Inspector Amelia Rokotuivuna appeared for the prosecution.

Their right to counsel was read out to them in court and they chose to represent themselves in trial. They also requested for bail.

Magistrate Lal remanded them and adjourned the matter to be called today before Magistrate Somaratne. Magistrate Somaratne is expected to decide their bail today.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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