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Three On Curfew Breach And Assault Charges Remanded

State prosecutor from the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Setefano Komaibaba told the court that since the offences were summary offences, he sought for the matter to be transferred to the Magistrates Court in Nausori for trial.
02 Mar 2021 10:21
Three On Curfew Breach And Assault Charges Remanded
From left: Jone Dakuwaqa, Simione Bukaroro and Nemani Camainakelo outside the High Court in Suva on March 1, 2021. Photo: Ashna Kumar

Three men who allegedly assaulted a taxi driver and damaged his vehicle in Tailevu on January 23, 2021, have been remanded in custody by the High Court in Suva.

Nemani Camainakelo, 34, employee of Ports Fiji Corporation Limited, Jone Dakuwaqa, 34, who is unemployed, and Simione Bukaroro, 28, a taxi driver, appeared before Justice Thushara Rajasinghe yesterday.

The trio are jointly charged with one count of failure to comply with orders.

It is alleged that the three men breached the curfew orders.

Dakuwaqa and Bukaroro are jointly charged with one count of assault causing actual bodily harm.

It is alleged that the two assaulted a 25-year-old taxi driver.

Camainakelo is facing a charge of punishment for malicious injuries in general.

It is alleged that Camainakelo on January 23, 2021, damaged a Toyota yellow Prius amounting to $14,0000 which was driven by the complainant.

State prosecutor from the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Setefano Komaibaba told the court that since the offences were summary offences, he sought for the matter to be transferred to the Magistrates Court in Nausori for trial.

Justice Rajasinghe transferred the matter and adjourned it to be called on March 5.

 



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