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Special court sitting for seven escapees

January 12, 2019 4:06 pm
Seven serving prisoners who broke out of the Maximum Security Complex in Naboro last month appeared in a special court sitting today.

Seven serving prisoners who broke out of the Maximum Security Complex in Naboro last month appeared in a special court sitting today.

All escapees have been jointly charged for damaging property and escape from lawful custody.

The Magistrate has ruled that escapee Peniasi Qalibau be transferred to the remand center on Tuesday, while the rest to remain at the Maximum Prison.

The case has been adjourned to January 25th.

Ulaiasi Qalomai, Filipe Delana, Peniasi Qalibau, Bainivalu Tuimatavesi, Josaia Usumaki, Solomoni Qurai and Mesulame Waqabaca escaped in the early hours of the morning on Christmas Eve.

Qalomai, Delana, Qalibau and Tuimatavesi are serving time for aggravated robbery, Usumaki is serving time for burglary and larceny while Qurai and Waqabaca are serving time for murder.

Qurai and Usamaki had also escaped from prison in 2012 and were involved in a theft at the BSP Samabula Branch where $70,000 was stolen.

All the escapees were recaptured within 24 hours.