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Teenager Refused Bail In Public Interest

  Suva Magistrate Liyanage Wickramasekara remanded a 19-year-old youth in custody on Thursday and said it was not in the interest of the public and justice to release him on
19 May 2018 10:00
Teenager Refused Bail In Public Interest

 

Suva Magistrate Liyanage Wickramasekara remanded a 19-year-old youth in custody on Thursday and said it was not in the interest of the public and justice to release him on bail.

The accused Mitchell Aisake Lolomadrua Naqima was charged with two separate counts of burglary and theft.

In the first file the accused is alleged to have entered the Lami residence of a 61-year-old Pastor while he was away in Tonga on official duties.

The alleged incident happened on May 7, 2018 and the accused allegedly stole a black ASUS notebook valued at $1300, a G-Shock watch valued at $60, a silver Lorus ladies watch valued at $160, a blue jacket with white printing valued at $50, a black Vido phone charger valued at $10, a black Puma backpack valued at $60, a black leather duffel bag valued at $120, a Makita circular saw valued at $295, an electric kettle, a white Huawei internet modem valued at $200, an Apple IPhone valued at $616, a coffee machine valued at $169, a chocolate bar valued at $38, three boxes of Betty Croker cake mix valued at $12, two cans of tuna fish valued at $8, a soft cooler bag esky valued at $60, a towel valued at $31, a wheelie on carry case valued at $120, a travel bag valued at $38, a knapsack valued at $100 and three underwear’s valued at $30.

On the second file the accused allegedly broke into the same complainant’s house on March 16, 2018 and allegedly stole an IPhone 5 valued at $616, an IPhone 4 valued at $275, a hammer drill valued at $185, a gold bracelet valued at $1550, an antique gold ring valued at $2790, 25 pairs of underwear valued at $155 and assorted towels valued at $55.

The accused’s right to counsel was given and he requested for Legal Aid assistance.

Police Prosecutor Corporal Walter Taito served him with full phase disclosures and informed Magistrate Wickramasekara that the accused had pending matters in the Juvenile’s Court one of which was an absconding bail charge.

Magistrate Wickramasekara remanded the accused and told him that it was apparent that if he was bailed he would commit further offences.

Escorting officer Police Constable Apimeleki was ordered to take the accused to the Legal Aid Commission office before he was taken to the Suva Remand Centre.

The case has been adjourned to May 31, 2018 for plea.

Edited by Percy Kean



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