Bail re­fused be­cause of nu­mer­ous pre­vi­ous con­vic­tions

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Jus­tice Priyan­tha Fer­nando re­fused bail for Saula Vu­ni­vesi be­cause he has 41 pre­vi­ous con­vic­tions, of which nine are within 10 years.

Vu­ni­vesi is charged for ag­gra­vated rob­bery.

It is al­leged that on Septem­ber 7, the ac­cused grabbed and as­saulted a per­son out­side the Happy Gar­den Restau­rant in Nabua, steal­ing $100 cash and a mo­bile phone. Jus­tice Fer­nando wants the mat­ter to be tried in the High Court be­cause Vu­ni­vesi is a ha­bit­ual of­fender.

Vu­ni­vesi pleaded not guilty to the charge. The court has been ad­journed to Novem­ber 30 for pre-trial con­fer­ence. Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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