#header-inner img {margin: 0 auto !important; #header-inner {text-align: Center ;} Fiji Coupfourpointfive: New trial ordered for Takiveikata after it was found one of the assessors was a soldier

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Saturday, September 18, 2010

New trial ordered for Takiveikata after it was found one of the assessors was a soldier


A new trial will start on Monday for the  Naitasiri chief, Ratu Inoke Takiveikata, after it was found one of the assessors was a soldier.

The retrial was into its second day in the High Court in Suva when his defence lawyer told the court a member of  the Military Forces reserve force was one of the five assessors.
Justice Goundar ordered a mistrial and a new trial date was set.

Takiveikata was charged in 2001 for his alleged involvement in the mutiny at the army barracks on November 2, 2000 in which four soldiers were killed.

He was jailed for life in 2004 but an appeal in 2005 saw the Fiji Court of Appeal order the retrial that began on Thursday.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Brilliant idea!

Put the paramount Turaga Naitasiri
in jail - what can possibly go wrong?

TheMax said...

@Anon
Nuthin will go wrong you Boci...its all about justice, the rule of law and whatnot.

Anonymous said...

@The Max.
Baku - you should be the last person claiming authority on such matters?

TheMax said...

@Anon You the Baku u gusu ni poci