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Former CEO Appeals Indecent Assault Conviction, Sentence

Justice Temo said if the transcripts were not in the records, he would make an order to the Magistrates Court for the transcripts to be made available for the court and the counsels.
02 Jul 2022 06:22
Former CEO Appeals Indecent Assault Conviction, Sentence

A former chief executive officer at one of Fiji’s biggest companies, who had been handed a sentence of 14 months imprisonment suspended for two years, has appealed his conviction and sentence.

He was found guilty of one count of indecent assault in November last year.

The offence took place at the offender’s office in Suva at around 8pm on May 15, 2019.

The appeal case was called in the High Court before Judge Justice Salesi Temo.

The offender has filed 13 grounds in the appeal of his conviction and suspended sentence. The court heard that the counsels had received the Magistrates Court records of his trial. The offender’s lawyer, Hemendra Nagin, confirmed receipt of the Magistrates Court records, including the video recording of the trial.

State prosecutor Sadaf Shameem confirmed the same.

Mr Nagin and Ms Shameem have told the court that they could not confirm whether the written transcripts of the trial were in the records.

Justice Temo said if the transcripts were not in the records, he would make an order to the Magistrates Court for the transcripts to be made available for the court and the counsels.

The matter has been adjourned to July 12 for mention.

ashna.kumar@fijisun.com.fj

 



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