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Boyfriend to confirm place of stay for Araipu

Saturday August 24, 2019 Written by Published in Crime

Not new to the court system, nor the court room, young Teametua Araipu has been remanded in custody for another week.

Her lawyer Wilkie Rasmussen asked the court to bail her under the condition that she would stay with her boyfriend and not her parents.


Araipu was granted bail on June 27 by Justice of the Peace Bernice Manarangi with the condition that she had to reside with her parents and to follow a curfew between 7pm to 7am.

However, she broke this bail condition and was taken back into custody on July 31.

Rasmussen applied bail for the defendant but this was granted as police prosecutor senior sergeant Fairoa Tararo objected to bail.

Tararo said they would agree to bail if the defendant’s boyfriend came to court to confirm that she would reside with him in Matavera.

Rasmussen said he would look into this and said that the defendant has been well behaved when she is with the boyfriend.

Justice of the Carmen Temata adjourned the matter to August 28 allowing time for the defendant and defence counsel to talk to the defendant’s boyfriend.

Araipu faces one charge of burglary and contempt of court.