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Discharge My Case, Accused Asks Court

  A 26-year-old mechanic from Makoi requested the Magistrates Court in Suva yesterday to discharge his case because he wanted to travel overseas. The accused, Sakiusa Bogileka, appeared before Magistrate
07 Apr 2018 10:00
Discharge My Case, Accused Asks Court

 

A 26-year-old mechanic from Makoi requested the Magistrates Court in Suva yesterday to discharge his case because he wanted to travel overseas.

The accused, Sakiusa Bogileka, appeared before Magistrate Asanga Bodaragama and was represented by Legal Aid Commission lawyer Atama Waqanivavalagi.

Police Prosecutor Sergeant Luke Qerawaqa appeared for the State.

Bogileka is charged with one count of assault causing actual bodily harm which he pleaded guilty to.

At about 2am on October 1, 2017 he assaulted a 50-year-old Wainibuku farmer who was waiting for his friends outside the Birdland night club, in downtown Suva.

The accused punched the complainant on the left cheek, back and head.

In mitigation, Mr Waqanivavalagi informed the court that his client was employed at Shreedhar Motors as a mechanical engineer earning $200 a week.

He said the accused resided in Makoi with his uncle and his son.

Mr Waqanivavalagi further submitted that Bogileka was extremely remorseful and sought the court’s forgiveness.

He also confirmed that Bogileka was not related to the complainant.

Magistrate Bodaragama extended the accused’s bail and adjourned the case to May 3, 2018 for sentencing.

Edited by George Kulamaiwasa

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