Crime & Court

Bail Granted For Lautoka Man On Death Driving Charge

Mohammed Saheed is charged with one count of dangerous driving occasioning death and one count of driving a class of motor vehicle not entitled to drive.
03 Oct 2019 13:53
Bail Granted For Lautoka Man On Death Driving Charge
Mohammed Shaheed (right) outside the Lautoka Magistrates Court on October 2, 2019. Photo: Salote Qalubau

A 34-year-old man facing charges of dangerous driving causing death was granted bail by the Lautoka Magistrates Court yesterday.

Mohammed Saheed is charged with one count of dangerous driving occasioning death and one count of driving a class of motor vehicle not entitled to drive.

On September 29, the accused while being a holder of group 2,6 and 7 licence, allegedly drove a taxi registration number LT8623 on the Kings Road, Vitogo in Lautoka in contravention of the appropriate class licence namely group 3, 4 and 5 licence.

Saheed appeared before Magistrate Nayani Kasturiratne and was represented by Mark Anthony of AC Law while the state was represented by Police Prosecutor Sergeant Theodore Lew.

The court heard that Saheed was also charged with two counts of unlawful possession of illicit drugs.

For the first count Shaheed, without lawful authority, between September 29 and 30 was alleged to have had in his possession 0.2 grams of methamphetamine.

For the second count, the accused without lawful authority between September 29 and 30, was alleged to have had in his possession 23.9 grams of Indian Hemp botanically known as Cannabis Sativa.

Mr Anthony confirmed that disclosures had been served and that he would be making two bail applications for Saheed’s charges.

Police Prosecutor Theodore Lew told the court that he had no objections and requested that the accused follow strict bail conditions and for the sureties to monitor the accused’s whereabouts.

Magistrate Kasturiratne granted bail for both the accused’s charges under the conditions that the accused provide two sureties, report to the Lautoka Police station once every two weeks, not to offend and pay a bail bond of $500. A stop departure was also issued for the accused.

The matter has been adjourned to November 19, for plea at the Lautoka Magistrates Court.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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