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Magistrate Orders Formal Bail Application

The accused waived his right to counsel and opted to represent him­self.
23 Apr 2019 10:36
Magistrate Orders Formal Bail Application
Manueli Nakurekure, 27, outside the Nasinu Magistrates Court on April 22, 2019. Photo: Ashna Kumar

A 27-year-old unemployed man of Nasinu has been remanded in custody after appearing during a special court sitting at the Nasinu Magistrates Court yesterday.

Manueli Nakurekure appeared before Magistrate Charles Ratakele charged with one count each of un­lawful possession of illicit drugs and of resisting arrest.

It is alleged that on April 19, 2019, at Nasinu, Nakurekure had in his possession 1.7 grams of cannabis sativa, an illicit drug.

On the same day, Nakurekure al­legedly resisted arrest by Police constables in execution of their duty.

The accused waived his right to counsel and opted to represent him­self.

Police prosecutor Constable Satereki Mocevakaca served the full phase disclosures to the ac­cused.

He objected to bail and sought the court’s assistance for the accused to make a formal bail application.

Magistrate Ratakele ordered the accused to make a formal bail ap­plication.

The matter was adjourned to April 29 for mention to check on the bail application and the prosecution’s response.

Edited by Epineri Vula

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