Two men alleged to have been involved in a massive
brawl on Rarotonga in November have appeared in court and entered not guilty
Locals Aaron Junior Ngaoa William and Albert Ikiotua
Lazaro, both charged with fighting in a public place, appeared in the Criminal
Court at Avarua on Thursday last week.
The charges stem from a fight at Rehab on November 8,
2023, in which two stabbings were reported, multiple people including Rehab
staff received injuries, and Police backup was required to get the situation
There were 11 men alleged to have been involved.
Justice of the Peace Vania Kenning declared a conflict
of interest while lawyer Norman George said he did not have an issue, adding he
would enter not guilty pleas on behalf of both of his clients.
George said the matter would likely take a day to deal
The matter was adjourned to March 25.
A man facing 10 charges of assaulting a female has
entered no pleas as his lawyer is seeking disclosure.
appeared before Justice of the Peace Vania Kenning in the Criminal Court on
His lawyer Michelle
Tangimama confirmed he was granted bail on December 14, 2023, on specific
His appearance on Thursday
was to put in place the disclosures she was seeking before his next appearance,
when her client would enter pleas.
The matter was adjourned to
Two women facing charges relating to an alleged
assault have questions about police disclosure.
Shayne Jacobonie Warren and Elliot Elizabeth Julia
Hunt appeared together in the Criminal Court on Thursday.
Hunt is charged with common assault and threatening to
kill, Warren is charged with common assault.
Lawyer Mark Short appeared on behalf of both
Short said his clients had questions around police
disclosure and that he needed to clarify evidence in relation to their pleas.
He had spoken with police and they would enter pleas,
but he wanted to be sure they were fully informed before they entered