Crime & Court

40 Hours Community Work For Men

A 39-year-old casual worker of Williams and Gosling told the Court yesterday that he did not know that he could be arrested for standing on the footpath outside his home.
18 Apr 2020 13:30
40 Hours Community Work For Men

A 39-year-old casual worker of Williams and Gosling told the Court yesterday that he did not know that he could be arrested for standing on the footpath outside his home.

Eparama Bale appeared before Chief Magistrate Usaia Ratuvili charged alongside Sitiveni Gukilakeba, 25, for breaching the curfew.

Chief Magistrate Ratuvili ordered them to perform 40 hours each of community work.

The two men were found at Nadonumai Road at 11:15pm smelling heavily of liquor.

They pleaded guilty to the offence sought the court’s forgiveness.

Chief Magistrate Ratuvili advised them to report to the office of the Director Prosecutions Office Southern Division at 10am on Monday and to wear appropriate clothing for working outdoors.

Their case has been adjourned to May 18 for review on the progress of their community work.

They were bailed on $500 bond each.

Edited by Ivamere Nataro

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