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Nasilasila Granted Bail, Stop Departure Notice

Former national 7s rep Amenoni Nasilasila will be spending his New Year at home after the Sigatoka Magis­trate Court granted bail yester­day. Nasilasila, who was remanded in Police custody, appeared
01 Jan 2019 10:06
Nasilasila Granted Bail, Stop Departure Notice
Defence lawyer Una Baleilevuka, Vodafone Fiji 7s rep Amenoni Nasilasila, Vodafone Fiji 7s ManagerJone Niurua at Sigatoka Court House on November 31, 2018. Photo: Mereleki Nai

Former national 7s rep Amenoni Nasilasila will be spending his New Year at home after the Sigatoka Magis­trate Court granted bail yester­day.

Nasilasila, who was remanded in Police custody, appeared be­fore Magistrate Jeremaia Savou charged with one count of rape.

Lawyer Una Baleilevuka repre­sented Nasilasila and Inspector Mohammed Shameem represented the State.

Savou granted bail but on strict conditions.

Nasilasila was required to pay a bail bond of $1000 and present one surety.

National 7s team manager Jone Niurua acted as his surety.

He was not required to surrender his passport but a stop departure notice has been issued.

Defence counsel Baleilevuka told the court Nasilasila will be away from his home if he is in camp training with the national 7s team at St John’s Hostel in Des Voux Road, Suva.

Magistrate Savou told Niurua that Nasilasila will be under his assurance and to adhere to the strict bail conditions.

Inspector Shameem objected to the bail.

He told the court that the Nasilas­ila relatives have been in contact with the victim on many occasion.

Magistrate Savou told the State to make an application at the High Court in Lautoka.

The case has been transferred to the High Court in Lautoka for mention. He said the offence is an indictable one.

Nasilsila will appear at the Lau­toka High Court on January 28.

edited by Osea Bola

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