Duo alleged to have broken into Parliament Speaker’s house remanded
25 November, 2020, 4:39 pm
Two men who are alleged to have broken into the house of the Speaker of Parliament on Bau Island and stole items have been remanded.
Ratu Jone Latianara and 34-year-old Semi Vakarau appeared separately before High Court judge Justice Thushara Rajasinghe in Suva today.
Mr Latianara is charged with one count of aggravated burglary and theft.
He told the court that he wanted to represent himself in the case and waived his right for counsel.
It was alleged that Mr Latianara entered the house of the Speaker and stole mats, a cooking stove and cooking utensils valued at $6750.
The alleged offence took place on November 5 at Ratu Epeli Nailatikau’s house at Lomanikoro on Bau Island.
Meanwhile, Mr Vakarau was represented by the Legal Aid Commission today.
Justice Rajasinghe gave the State until December 10 to file the information and disclosures in Mr Vakarau’s case.
Both cases have been adjourned to December 17 for a plea.