|The first two escapees allowed to be seen by the public. |
We've seen two but what about the other three?
Fiji authorities yesterday delivered Tevita Sugu and Josaia Usumaki to the Suva Magistrates Court but the other three escapees are reportedly under 'medical supervision.'
The injuries sustained by the runaway Naboro prisoners at the hands of the RFM were clearly evident when they emerged. One was using crutches and the other hobbling - both clearly needing help to get to and fro.
All five were supposed to appear in court on Monday but did not because of their injuries. State prosecutors yesterday told the magistrate, Janaka Bandara, that Solomoni Qurai, Epeli Qaraniqio and Isoa Waqa were still unfit to attend court and needed more time to recover.
Coupfourpointfive has been told by reliable sources that no public doctors and nurses have been allowed to where the escape prisoners are being treated at Colonial War Memorial Hospital.
Military doctors and medics only have been allowed access and to look after them - with not even trainee doctors and nurses allowed in the ward raising questions about the true state of the well-being of the unseen prisoners, especially the last one to have been recaptured, Isoa Waqa.
Editor's Note: Sugu and Usumaki are accused of resisting arrest and intimidation and police maintain one of the other prisoners accused robbed the Bank South Pacific’s Samabula branch. State prosecutors want to move the case to the High Court but have yet to make full disclosures.