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Video Link Conference For Robbery Charge Two

Two men charged with aggra­vated robbery pleaded not guilty in the the High Court yesterday. Gabriel Waqa and Mataiyasi Na­vugona appeared before Justice Daniel Goundar yesterday via vid­eo link conference.
07 Sep 2018 10:14
Video Link Conference For Robbery Charge Two

Two men charged with aggra­vated robbery pleaded not guilty in the the High Court yesterday.

Gabriel Waqa and Mataiyasi Na­vugona appeared before Justice Daniel Goundar yesterday via vid­eo link conference.

Waqa and Navugona each are charged with one count of aggra­vated robbery.

It is alleged that on March 11, 2018, in Nasinu, Waqa and Navugo­na robbed an unnamed complain­ant of $249.

The State prosecutor told informed the court that no property was recovered and they were relying on the evidence of the wit­nesses who were present at the time of the in­cident.

The prosecu­tor said wit­nesses and the complainant had identified both accused persons.

The defence lawyer sought a date for pre-trial conference.

Justice Goundar told Mataiyasi to engage a lawyer within seven days to represent him during the pre-trial conference and trial.

The matter was adjourned to Sep­tember 21 to check on co-represen­tation on legal counsel for Matai­yasi, pre-trial conference and to fix a trial date.

Edited by Epineri Vula

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