Big sum of cash allegedly found at Isoof’s home
January 3, 2022 12:40 pm
Mohammad Isoof.[File photo]
A case of money was allegedly found by Police while searching the home of Mohammed Isoof who is alleged to have murdered a family two years ago in Nadi.
This was brought up by state witness, Sergeant Josateki Seuseu as the Nausori Highlands trial enters its 10th day.
Seuseu told the court that on August 28th, 2019, they issued a search warrant to the accused at his residence.
The 41st state witness was tasked to take photographs of Isoof’s home in Legalega, Nadi.
During the search, Sergeant Seuseu said they came across a “big” amount of cash which was in the accused’s bedroom.
He also told the court that they found the clothes the suspect was wearing while he was at Nausori Highlands with the family.
This was also retrieved with a backpack he had on that particular day.
According to Sergeant Seuseu, they spent roughly an hour searching the house.
He said a photographic booklet was compiled which had pictures of exhibits from the home of the accused.
The defence in their cross examination asked the witness whether Isoof had agreed to the search when his team brought the warrant.
Inspector Prasad said yes.
He was then asked whether it was correct that Isoof informed him during the search that he had brought $10,000 from New Zealand because of some construction taking place at his house.
The state witness said yes.
In the re-examination, the Inspector was asked whether the accused had mention how much he had used prior to the search.
Inspector Prasad said no.
It is alleged that in August 2019, Mohammad Isoof murdered three adults and two children and attempted to murder an 11-month-old by abandoning her at Nausori Highlands, Nadi.
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