Case of al­leged cane knife rob­ber moved to High Court

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The case in­volv­ing a man charged with one count each of ag­gra­vated rob­bery and act with in­tent to cause griev­ous harm on a Po­lice of­fi­cer was yes­ter­day trans­ferred to the High Court in Suva. Nas­inu Court Mag­is­trate Charles Ratakele trans­ferred the case of Ru­si­ate Rokob­u­lou.

It is al­leged that on Novem­ber 16, 2016 at Nas­inu, Rokob­u­lou robbed An­drew Naidu af­ter threat­en­ing him with a cane knife and stole $500 cash from his su­per­mar­ket.

It is also al­leged that he caused griev­ous harm to a Po­lice of­fi­cer, De­tec­tive Con­sta­ble Kr­is­han Kesh­wan, with a cane knife. Rokob­u­lou told the court that he had re­quested the su­per­mar­ket to hand over the footage for the day the in­ci­dent oc­curred but they had re­fused to do so. He also in­formed the court that he would pro­vide wit­nesses to prove that he was not in­volved in the al­leged rob­bery.

Mag­is­trate Ratakele said a for­mal ap­pli­ca­tion had to be lodged if he wanted bail. He has been re­manded in cus­tody and he is ex­pected to ap­pear on De­cem­ber 2.

It is al­leged that Rokob­u­lou also caused griev­ous harm to a Po­lice of­fi­cer, Kr­is­han Kesh­wan, with a cane knife.

Photo: Vil­imoni Va­ganalau

Ru­si­ate Rokob­u­lou at the Nas­inu Mag­is­trates Court yes­ter­day.

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