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Driver to pay $2000 in reparations

Saturday November 07, 2015 Written by Published in Crime

Three cases were called before Justice of the Peace Carmen Temata in the High Court on Tuesday, November 3.


Nooroa Tangi Tomokino appeared on a charge of dangerous driving, changing his plea from not guilty to guilty through defence counsel, Wilkie Rasmuseen.

The case could not be dealt with immediately as the amount of reparations involved exceeded the jurisdiction of a single JP. Temata discharged Tomokino without conviction but he is now required to pay reparations totalling $2000.

Tomokino will return to court on a call over on January 26 next year before a three- JP sitting to confirm a payment plan.

A bench warrant was issued on October 7 for the arrest of Kristina Kimiora Tekii for failing to appear for her sentencing hearing.

Tekii claimed she had been present in court that day, but had arrived late and missed the call. Police prosecutor Fairoa Tararo sought leave of the court to have the warrant cancelled. He requested that the case be adjourned until January 26 next year when Tekii would appear before three JPs for sentencing.

George Keu Fred Maoate appeared on a charge of failing to appear when called upon on a charge of burglary. Two bench warrants had earlier been issued for his arrest. After being read his charge Maoate entered a plea of guilty. The court then ordered a probation report and an adjournment for sentencing was confirmed for January 26, 2016.