Judge is­sues grandpa a re­strain­ing or­der

Fiji Sun - - Nation - FONUA TALEI Edited By Ru­si­ate Mataika

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.

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