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Unsuitable Sureties Lead To Assault-Charge Man On Remand

It is alleged that on April 20, 2019, Liunaba assaulted an 18-year-old man in Nasinu.
23 Apr 2019 10:33
Unsuitable Sureties Lead To Assault-Charge Man On Remand
Lepani Liunaba, 20, outside the Nasinu Magistrates Court on April 22, 2019. Photo: Ashna Kumar

A 20-year-old unemployed man of Nasinu appeared at the Magistrates Court in Nasinu yesterday during a spe­cial court sitting charged with one count of assault.

Lepani Liunaba appeared before Magistrate Charles Ratakele at the special court sitting yesterday.

It is alleged that on April 20, 2019, Liunaba assaulted an 18-year-old man in Nasinu.

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

Police prosecutor Constable Satereki Mocevakaca did not object to the bail, however he requested the court to grant bail on two suit­able sureties and strict bail condi­tions.

Liunaba had two sureties present in court. However, Magistrate Ra­takele declined to accept the sure­ties because they were his niece and nephew and said the proposed sureties did not have any authority over the accused.

The accused was remanded in cus­tody and the matter was adjourned to April 23 to check for suitable sureties.

Edited by Epineri Vula



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