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Sentencing Today For Brother Accused Of Assaulting Sister

  A man accused of assaulting his sister will be sentenced today. Naibuka Tinivata of Seaqaqa pleaded guilty yesterday to one count of assault causing actual bodily harm when he
14 Dec 2018 10:00
Sentencing Today For Brother Accused Of Assaulting Sister

 

A man accused of assaulting his sister will be sentenced today.

Naibuka Tinivata of Seaqaqa pleaded guilty yesterday to one count of assault causing actual bodily harm when he appeared before Magistrate Seinileba Levaci in the Labasa Magistrates Court.

It is alleged that one the August 11, 2018, at around 10.30am in Seaqaqa, Tinivata hit his sister with a stick four times.

Magistrate Levaci also asked Tinivata if the guilty plea had been made of his own freewill. Tinivata responded yes.

In his mitigation, Tinivata sought forgiveness from the victim, saying he was really sorry about committing the offense.

He also sought forgiveness from the court.

The prosecution was represented by Selai Raramesi while Tinivata appeared in person.

The case was adjourned for sentencing today.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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