Magistrate Shageeth Somaratne

Lelean Memorial School Student Jailed For Stealing Exam Papers
Crime

Lelean Memorial School Student Jailed For Stealing Exam Papers

He also admitted to the summary of facts presented by the prosecution. Mara was given 28 days to appeal.

Man Sentenced To 4 Years Behind Bars For Possession Of Illicit Drugs
Crime

Man Sentenced To 4 Years Behind Bars For Possession Of Illicit Drugs

Upon gaining information, the Police came to Charan’s house in Navuso and found white crystals in the washroom. Th...

67-Year-Old Man Charged For Sexual Assault Of Teenager
NEWS

67-Year-Old Man Charged For Sexual Assault Of Teenager

It is alleged that the man had sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl in Nasinu, Ovalau from the 1st to the 9th of th...

Burglar Cops Two Years Jail Time
Crime

Burglar Cops Two Years Jail Time

The time has come for the courts to harden their policies and consider public safety as paramount in deal­ing with ...

Businessman Found Guilty Of Being In Possession Of Drugs
Crime

Businessman Found Guilty Of Being In Possession Of Drugs

Singh on March 23, 2018, at Nausori in the Central Division, without lawful authority had in his possession 0.2 gram...

Man Gets 9 Months For Assaulting Police Officers
Crime

Man Gets 9 Months For Assaulting Police Officers

Sikeli Tabati appeared before Magistrate Somaratne at the Magistrates Court in Nausori last week for his sentencing.

20-Year-Old Gets Two Years Imprisonment For Defilement Of Student
Crime

20-Year-Old Gets Two Years Imprisonment For Defilement Of Student

The accused had pleaded guilty to the offences and admitted the summary of facts

Pastor On Remand, Awaits Bail Hearing
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Pastor On Remand, Awaits Bail Hearing

It is alleged that on March 21, 2019, Chand unlawfully and indecently assaulted the complainant by kissing her.

Court Remands Man in Custody After Death on Lodoni Road
NEWS

Court Remands Man in Custody After Death on Lodoni Road

He is charged with one count each of dangerous driving occasioning death, one count of failure to comply with requir...

17 Year Old Who Allegedly Stole Items Worth More Than $18,000 Appears In Court
NEWS

17 Year Old Who Allegedly Stole Items Worth More Than $18,000 Appears In Court

He allegedly stole items worth more than $18,000 from a woman who fell asleep while traveling in a minibus last week.

Taxi Driver Jailed For Attempted Rape
NATION

Taxi Driver Jailed For Attempted Rape

  A taxi driver who attempted to rape a woman in Nausori on July 10, 2013, has been sentenced to two years impr...

Man remanded
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Man remanded

A man from the Central Division who is alleged to have penetrated the private part of a child has been further reman...

Alleged murder case goes to High Court
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Alleged murder case goes to High Court

The case of a woman who is alleged to have caused the death of her four-year-old daughter in Nausori has been referr...

Man’s case transferred to High Court
NATION

Man’s case transferred to High Court

A man has had his case transferred to the High Court in Suva. Taniela Masirewa appeared at the Suva Magistrates Cour...

Duo Fronts Court For Vehicle Theft
NATION

Duo Fronts Court For Vehicle Theft

Two men charged with the theft of a motor vehicle appeared at the Suva Magistrates Court yesterday. The case was cal...

Student Gets 9 Years Jail for Internet Fraud
NATION

Student Gets 9 Years Jail for Internet Fraud

A Suva Magistrate yesterday sentenced Manjeet Singh to nine years imprisonment for three counts of money laundering ...

Man Convicted of Internet Banking Fraud
NEWS

Man Convicted of Internet Banking Fraud

A man charged with three counts of money laundering through internet banking was yesterday found guilty after a tria...

Former Civil Servant Admits 11 Counts of Corruption-Related Charges
NATION

Former Civil Servant Admits 11 Counts of Corruption-Related Charges

A former senior civil servant pleaded guilty to all 11 counts of corruption related -offences. Viliame Katia, the fo...

Thief gets 7 years behind bars
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Thief gets 7 years behind bars

A 23-year-old woman has been jailed seven years and 10 months for stealing a mobile phone worth $800, a wallet and $...

Arya To Take Plea At High Court
NATION

Arya To Take Plea At High Court

Registrar of the University of Fiji, Kamlesh Arya, has elected to have his case transferred to the High Court in Suv...

9½ Years For Aggravated Robbery Of $20
NEWS

9½ Years For Aggravated Robbery Of $20

A Suva magistrate yesterday told a man convicted of aggravated robbery that it was the court’s duty to protect the...

Bail Denied For Alleged Abductors
NATION

Bail Denied For Alleged Abductors

  The two men who allegedly abducted a French national were denied bail by the Suva Magistrates Court yesterday...

‘Aggravated Robbery More Prevalent’
NATION

‘Aggravated Robbery More Prevalent’

Aggravated robbery seems to have become a prevalent crime in the country at the moment, a Magistrate in Suva has sai...

Bail Denied for Naidu
NATION

Bail Denied for Naidu

  Mukesh Naidu (who has several charges against him, which have been filed by the Fiji Commerce Commission) has...

Man Faces Alleged Murder Charge
NEWS

Man Faces Alleged Murder Charge

A 33-year-old man appeared at the Suva Magistrates Court yesterday charged with murder. Magistrate Shageeth Somaratn...

Vultures Waiting For Prey, Suva Court Told
NATION

Vultures Waiting For Prey, Suva Court Told

Some people roam the streets at night “waiting like vultures for their prey”, the Suva Magistrates Court was tol...

Woman Accused Of Stealing $15,075
NATION

Woman Accused Of Stealing $15,075

  A 41-year-old woman appeared at the Suva Magistrates Court on Monday for allegedly stealing $15,075. Magistra...

Man Charged With Raping Sister-In-Law
NATION

Man Charged With Raping Sister-In-Law

  A 26-year-old man was remanded by the Suva Magistrates Court yesterday for allegedly raping his 17-year-old s...

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