Judge issues grandpa a restraining order
Suva Magistrate Deepika Prakash yesterday ordered the issuing of a Domestic Violence Restraining Order to a 56-year-old grandfather after being handed a five months suspended sentence.
Taniela Tabukarawa’s imprisonment was suspended for 12 months after he was found guilty for one count of assault causing actual bodily harm. On September 25 this year, Tabukarawa assaulted his grandson while questioning him about some beer bottles which were thrown at the door of the pit toilet. In mitigation the grandfather submitted that he was married with two children and earned $150 per week as a worker with the Water Authority of Fiji.
Tabukarawa also submitted that he did not intend to assault his grandson and had reconciled with him.