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Court Grants Bail To Lieutenant Who Allegedly Harmed Six-Month-Old Daughter

Alivereti Silimaibau, 25, a Lieutenant in the Republic of Fiji Military Forces from Malawai, Nadi, appeared before Magistrate Nilmini Fernandez, charged with one count for causing grievous harm and criminal intimidation.
10 Dec 2019 11:49
Court Grants Bail To Lieutenant Who Allegedly Harmed Six-Month-Old Daughter
Alivereti Silimaibau, 25, outside the Nadi Magistrates Court on December 9, 2019. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

A military officer who allegedly caused harm to his six-month-old child was granted bail yesterday by the Nadi Magistrates Court.

Alivereti Silimaibau, 25, a Lieutenant in the Republic of Fiji Military Forces from Malawai, Nadi, appeared before Magistrate Nilmini Fernandez, charged with one count for causing grievous harm and criminal intimidation.

A Police statement said Silimaibau’s wife had just returned from filing an application for a domestic violence Restraining Order (DVRO).

The court heard that on December 5, Silimaibau allegedly caused unlawful and maliciously did grievous harm to his daughter. The court also heard that the without lawful excuse, Silimaibau allegedly threatened to cause death to the wife with a chopper.

Silimaibau’s lawyer made a bail application saying that Silimaibau had moved out of the premises and would reside at the Nadi Army Barracks while the wife and daughter moved to their family in Waqadra.

The accused has no previous convictions. Magistrate Fernandez granted Silimaibau bail with $1000 surety bail, issued an interim DVRO and warned him not to reoffend.

The case will be called at the Nadi Magistrate Court on March 20, 2020 for plea.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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