Case of alleged cane knife robber moved to High Court
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.
Rusiate Rokobulou at the Nasinu Magistrates Court yesterday.