Justice Temo reminds judiciary of public expectation; Man has 42 pending legal matters

VICTIMS of alleged offences pay our salary and expect top services from us.

This was stressed by High Court judge Justice Salesi Temo while addressing Inoke Gadre’s case who currently has 42 pending matters in the courts around Viti Levu.

Mr Gadre is charged with a count each of aggravated burglary and theft and it is alleged that he entered a person’s home and stole assorted items to the total value of $3779.

The alleged incident occurred on June 12, 2017, in Nasinu.

Justice Temo said the public of Fiji was tired of how the prosecution worked and had asked the DPP to consider consolidating the various files.

He said consolidating the matters would simplify things for the DPP and would avoid escapees.

State lawyer Susan Serukai informed the court that she would consult the DPP regarding the consolidation.

Defence lawyer Lavenia David said according to Mr Gadre, he only has 22 pending matters in the Suva Magistrates Court, nine pending matters in the Nasinu Magistrates Court and nine pending matters in the Lautoka court.

Mr Gadre has been remanded and the case has been adjourned to November 23 for mention.

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