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Ninth suspect remanded in custody

August 22, 2018 4:59 am

The ninth suspect who is part of the group that allegedly attacked a group of Police officers earlier this month appeared in the Suva Magistrates court this afternoon.

29-year-old Semisi Rabakoko is charged with two counts of criminal intimidation.

It is alleged that he threatened to kill police officers when they were chasing him.

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Rabakoko is charged alongside 8 other men.

The 8 men have been charged with several offenses such as failure 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.

The men are alleged to have attacked three police constables and a special constable who were on patrol in Nabua.

It’s alleged that when the officers saw the occupants of the two vehicles acting in a suspicious manner, they approached the vehicle and saw the men were armed with iron rods.

The suspects then sped from the scene and the officers chased them to the Public Rental Board’s Mead Road Housing estate where they blocked off access to police.

The Suva Magistrate refused to grant bail for Rabakoko.

He has been remanded in custody.

The matter has been adjourned to 3rd of next month.

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