Labourer denied bail for alleged murder

March 16, 2023 4:45 pm

A 30- year-old labourer charged with one count of murder was denied bail by the Ba Magistrates Court today.

Livai Noqara is alleged to have assaulted 40- year- old carpenter Maika Gavidi in Ba town last Friday.

Gavidi was rushed to Aspen Medical Centre in Ba and later transferred to Lautoka hospital where he died a day later.

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Noqara informed the court that he will seek legal aid representation.

Division Legal Officer Western, ASP Mohammed Harif made an application for Noqara’s bail to be denied as murder is a serious offense.

The Ba Magistrate informed Noqara to make a formal bail application.

Noqara has been remanded in custody.

The matter has been transferred to the Lautoka High Court.

Noqara is due to appear in the High Court next Friday.