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Friday 5 April 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Court, National

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Defence counsel Norman George has elected for three Justices of the Peace trial for his client Sina Sostris Daniel.

Defence counsel Norman George has elected for three Justices of the Peace trial for his client Sina Sostris Daniel.

Daniel, who appeared before Justice of the Peace Vania Kenning at the Criminal Court in Avarua on Thursday, had pleaded not guilty to the charge of theft and two counts of using a document with intent to defraud.

The matter was adjourned to May 2 after Crown Law prosecutor Lucinda Rishworth asked for an adjournment, seeking an update from police on the investigation.

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A man charged for wilful trespass has had his case adjourned due to a medical problem.

Defence counsel Norman George provided a medical certificate for his client and mentioned that the accused had a severe infection and was unable to attend the court matter.

The case was adjourned to May 2. Interim name suppression granted to the accused continues.

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A man facing a charge of making threats to kill has been granted continued interim name suppression due to concerns for his mental health wellbeing.

Defence counsel Mona Ioane requested an adjournment as he had just taken over the case and requested that full disclosures be provided.

Police prosecutor, senior sergeant Tuaine Manavaroa concurred.

The case was adjourned to May 2.

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For an assault with intent to injure charge, Katuke Junior Katuke has been granted time to seek legal advice.

It is alleged that on March 29 this year in Titikaveka, the accused assaulted a person with the intent to injure them.

Police prosecutor senior sergeant Tuaine Manavaroa said that this was the accused’s first appearance in court.

The case was adjourned to May 2.

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A woman facing an excess blood alcohol charge has been granted interim name suppression to give her the opportunity to inform her family about the offence, the court heard.

Defence lawyer Michelle Tangimama asked for interim name suppression, client’s criminal record and disclosures on the matter.

The case has been adjourned to May 2.