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Seven To Take Plea Next Week

Police prosecutor Sergeant Mohammed Farooq had filed consolidated charges for the escapees
05 Feb 2019 10:00
Seven To Take Plea Next Week
Escapees Peniasi Qalibau, Solomoni Qurai, Josaia Usumaki and Filipe Delana outside the Magistrate Court in Suva on January 25, 2019. Photo: Simione Haravanua

Seven serving prisoners who escepd from Naboro Maximum last December will take their plea next week.

The seven are Filipe Delana, Ulaiasi Qalomai, Mesulame Waqabaca, Josaia Usumaki, Bainivalu Tuimatavesi, Solomone Qurai, and Peniasi Qalibau.

 The seven serving prisoners are each charged with one count each of damaging property and escaping from lawful custody.

It is alleged that on December 24, 2018, the seven men at Lami, damaged the property of Fiji Corrections Services, including a mattress cover valued at $39, a blanket valued at $13, a pillow case valued at $12, a mosquito net valued at $25, 80mm PVC pipe valued at $17.50, and 20mm deformed bars valued at $31.55, all to the total value of $138.05.

Also on December 24, 2018, the seven being serving prisoners, escaped from Naboro Maximum Prison.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Mohammed Farooq had filed consolidated charges for the escapees.

The case was adjourned to February 13 for plea.
Edited by Susana Tuilau

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