Bail denied for 85-yr-old charged with rape
The 85-year-old man is charged with one count each of Indecent Assault and “Rape” appeared before the Nasinu Magistrates Court today.
Govind Sami Raju appeared before Magistrate Sufia Hamza.
Defence lawyer Jiten Reddy’s bail application was objected by Police prosecutor Raymond Filipe because the offence was serious and an indictable offence and that the matter was of public interest.
Magistrate Hamza said if the accused is released, he may interfere with the witnesses.
Mr Reddy requested if an order can be given for prison officers to ensure that Mr Raju takes his medicines on time as the accused has heart and urinary problems.
Magistrate Hamza adjourned the matter to the Suva High Court.
The matter has been adjourned to the 1oth June 2016.
The accused has been further remanded in custody.
It is alleged that Raju indecently assaulted an 11-year-old girl on the 19th of April, 2016 and allegedly raped her between May 1st and May 28th, 2016.
Source : Newswire.com June 6th, 2016