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DPP Applies To Consolidate Crematorium Cases

  High Court judge Justice Daniel Goundar will on May 11, 2018 hear an application by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to have the Dignified Cremations Limited aggravated robbery
20 Mar 2018 10:00
DPP Applies To Consolidate Crematorium Cases
Robbery accuse Rusiate Rokobulou and Varasiko Adrole. Photos: Fonua Talei

 

High Court judge Justice Daniel Goundar will on May 11, 2018 hear an application by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to have the Dignified Cremations Limited aggravated robbery case consolidated.

Accused men Varasiko Adrole, 22, and Rusiate Rokobulou appeared yesterday.

State lawyer Eoghan Samisoni appeared for the prosecution.

Adrole is charged with aggravated robbery and sacrilege in a separate file while Rokobulou is charged with one count each of aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery, damaging property and theft.

The court heard that on 24 January 2018 Rokobulou with others allegedly entered the crematorium as a trespasser with the intent to commit theft.

Before the robbery Rokobulou and his accomplices allegedly used force on the complainant. They then allegedly wilfully and unlawfully damaged an aluminium glass valued at $500 which was the property of the company.

During the alleged robbery, the accused with others dishonestly appropriated a Telecom Fiji Limited (TFL) Switch Board set valued at $3500, a TFL handset phone valued at $50, a router internet connection valued at $150, $35 cash, 12 300millilitres cans of coke worth $23, a one-terabyte silver hard drive valued at $300, a red tablet bag valued at $10, a pinch bar worth $40, a digital camera  worth $150, a size seven black safety boot valued at $180 and $40 cash.

The total value of the items stolen was $4478.

Meanwhile, between January 18-19, 2018, Adrole allegedly broke into and entered the Gopal Sadhu Hanuman Ghandi Mandir and stole $10 worth of coins.

Both accused waived their right to counsel. The case has been adjourned to May 11, 2018 for hearing on the application for consolidation. Bail has been extended.

Edited by George Kulamaiwasa

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