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Brothers await bail decision

Two brothers, separately charged for defiling a 13-year-old girl have been remanded in custody by the Sigatoka Magistrates Court. Between November 1, 2017, and February 27, 2018, the accused Robert
25 Mar 2018 14:27
Brothers await bail decision

Two brothers, separately charged for defiling a 13-year-old girl have been remanded in custody by the Sigatoka Magistrates Court.

Between November 1, 2017, and February 27, 2018, the accused Robert Vinash Samy, 32, allegedly had unlawful carnal knowledge of the teenage girl who was under the age of 14-years-old.

The accused is charged with three counts of defilement.

It is alleged that he committed the offences twice; outside a health centre compound and one inside his taxi.

On a separate file, 38-year-old Ronald Vikash Rohit Samy also appeared in the Court charged with three counts of defilement.

The accused allegedly had unlawful carnal knowledge of the same victim from November 2017 to February 18, 2018.

The alleged incidents happened inside the accused’s taxi.

Police Prosecutor Constable Setareki Mocevakaca served both men with full phase disclosures.

Their right to a lawyer was put to them in Court and both the accused men requested for Legal Aid Commission assistance.

Magistrate Waleen George remanded the accused men in custody and adjourned their cases to be called before the Nasinu Magistrates Court on March 28, 2018.

Both men had been informed that their bail application will be determined at the Nasinu Magistrates Court.

Edited by Mohammed Zulfikar

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