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Verekibau Denied Bail

A 25-year-old man of Lami facing a drug- related charge has been remanded in custody by the Suva Magistrates Court. Josateki Verekibau ap­peared before Magistrate Deepika Prakash yesterday. He is
03 Jan 2019 10:20
Verekibau Denied Bail

A 25-year-old man of Lami facing a drug- related charge has been remanded in custody by the Suva Magistrates Court.

Josateki Verekibau ap­peared before Magistrate Deepika Prakash yesterday.

He is charged with one count of unlawful posses­sion of illicit drugs.

It is alleged that on De­cember 29, 2018, in Lami, without lawful authority, Verekibau had in his pos­session 1.1 grams of Indian hemp leaves botanically known as cannabis sativa, an illicit drug.

The accused had waived his right to counsel.

Police prosecutor Corporal Sanil Kumar had objected to bail on the grounds that the accused had pending cases before the court of similar offences.

He was remanded in custo­dy and was ordered to make formal application for bail.

The matter was trans­ferred to Court Five before Magistrate Jioji Boseiwaqa and adjourned to January 10.

Edited by Percy Kean

ashna.kumar@fijisun.com.fj

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