Jone Vakarisi and five others deny chargers whilst three stay silent in police intimidation case nowadays

By way of Rashika Kumar

Tuesday 14/01/2020







Jone Vakarisi and 5 others have denied all fees of felony intimidation, resisting arrest, destructive assets and going provided for robbery in Mead Street Housing Advanced in Nabua at the third of August, 2018 whilst 3 different accused individuals selected to stay silent within the Suva Magistrates Courtroom nowadays.  

The accused individuals, Jone Vakarisi, Ledua Gudru, Sekove Serukalou, Jese Sorovi, Toni Sokoiwasa, and Semisi Rabakoko took the stand nowadays whilst Tevita Bulanaivalu, Chanel Antonio, Mark Ross remained silent.

They allegedly attacked 3 police constables and a different constable who have been on patrol. It’s alleged that the 9 males have been in two automobiles and have been performing in a suspicious approach and have been armed.

They then allegedly sped off from the scene after they have been approached by way of the cops.

They have been then allegedly chased by way of the police to the Mead Street Housing the place the police automobile used to be blocked by way of the accused automobiles.

The boys then allegedly struck the police automobile with iron rods and stones whilst the officials have been nonetheless within.

When puzzled by way of the defence and prosecution in court docket nowadays, Vakarisi mentioned that he didn’t threaten or injure any of the Cops and Police had allegedly laid a false price on him. He says he used to be at his house on the time of the alleged incident.

Losana Raicebe who’s a witness for Toni Sokoiwasa informed the court docket that at the night time of the alleged incident, he used to be sound asleep in the home after they have been woken up by way of a commotion outdoor.

She says that Sokoiwasa ran to peer what used to be taking place and he or she used to be later knowledgeable by way of her uncle that he were arrested.

In the meantime, every other accused, Semisi Rabakoko informed the court docket that he used to be in Nausori along with his cousins at the night time of the alleged incident.

Justice of the Peace Liyanage Wickaramasekara has adjourned the case to the seventh of February and shutting submissions will likely be made by way of the prosecution and defence.

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