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Vakarisi and eight others remanded

February 28, 2019 5:05 am

Jone Vakarisi and eight others who are charged for allegedly attacking police officers at Mead Road in Nabua, last year appeared yesterday in the Suva Magistrates court.

The nine accused are all applying for bail, and some of the accused raised legal issues, in which the presiding Magistrate directed them to Legal Aid for representation.

The nine have been charged with failing to produce driving license, failing to obey traffic direction, dangerous driving, and criminal intimidation, damaging property, resisting arrest and driving a motor vehicle without license.

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The incident happened near the Mead Road Housing complex in Nabua, Suva last August.

It’s alleged that the suspects attacked three police constables and a special constable who were on patrol in Nabua.

It’s also alleged the officers saw the occupants in two vehicles acting in a suspicious manner and they approached the vehicle and saw the men were armed.

The suspects then sped from the scene and the officers chased them to Mead Road Housing where they blocked the police from the front and back with their vehicles and then struck the police car with iron rods and stones while the officers were inside.

Vakarisi and eight others have been further remanded and will re-appear on the 7th of next month.

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