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Man Admits Grievous Harm Charge

On November 7, 2018, Saulekaleka in Nasinu with intent to cause grievous harm, unlawfully attempted to strike the complainant with a dangerous weapon.
19 Mar 2019 10:10
Man Admits Grievous Harm Charge

A Suva man pleaded guilty to one count of act with intent to cause grievous harm at the High Court in Suva yesterday.

Matai Cati Saulekaleka appeared before Justice Daniel Goundar, who transferred the matter to Judge Justice Chamath Morais for summary of facts, mitigation and sentencing.

On November 7, 2018, Saulekaleka in Nasinu with intent to cause grievous harm, unlawfully attempted to strike the complainant with a dangerous weapon.

State prosecutor from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions Swastika Sharma told the court that the dangerous weapon was a spear.

She also told the court that the offence was a domestic violence offence and asked for seven days to file the summary of facts.

Defence counsel from the Legal Aid Commission Lavenia David told the court that the man and the complainant had resumed living together.

Ms Sharma told the court that the complainant suffered swelling and bruises on her upper body and her thighs.

However, she was not hospitalised.

The matter adjourned for summary of facts to April 5.

Saulekaleka’s bail was extended pending sentence.

Edited by Epineri Vula

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