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Court Grants Soldier Bail

A soldier charged with one count of attempted murder was granted bail by the High Court in Suva yesterday. The accused appeared before High Court judge Justice Thushara Ra­jasinghe for
04 Oct 2018 11:00
Court Grants Soldier Bail

A soldier charged with one count of attempted murder was granted bail by the High Court in Suva yesterday.

The accused appeared before High Court judge Justice Thushara Ra­jasinghe for his bail hearing.

The accused is alleged to have at­tempted to drown his partner while swimming in Colo-i-Suva pool after they agreed to go for an early morn­ing swim on September 15, 2018.

A team of Police officers heard the woman’s cry for help and man­aged to save her and arrested the accused.

The complainant had sustained injuries during the alleged inci­dent.

The accused was represented by lawyer Gavin O’Driscoll while the State was represented by Office of the Director of Public Prosecu­tions lawyer, Taitusi Tuenuku.

The accused was granted bail on the sum of $1000 personal bond and two sureties.

He was ordered by the court not to interfere or contact the complain­ant and not to interfere with any of the prosecution witnesses.

He will be residing in Nadi.

The accused was ordered to report to the Nadi Police Station every Thursday and Saturday between 6am and 6pm.

He was also ordered not to obtain any travel documents or to travel out of the country.

He was also ordered not to reof­fend while on bail and not change his residential address without the approval of court.

The matter was adjourned to Oc­tober 24, for mention.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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