Armed robbery case trial set for September 18


The trial date for an armed robbery case against three men was set by the court yesterday for Monday, September 18.

Dickson Fito’o, Hudson Susuamae, Sio Wale pleaded not guilty to the charge of Armed Robbery.

The trio faced the magistrate court yesterday for interim mention of their case.

Prosecution told court they have received advice on what grounds would be challenged in court from defence regarding only two of the defendants, Mr Fito’o and Susuamae.

Prosecution also told court they will call five witnesses to testify.

Court ordered Mr Wale’s lawyer to advise prosecution with grounds on which they will challenge the case.

Prosecution was ordered to obtain the logbook from the watchhouse at Henderson police post and give it to the defence lawyer for defendant Hudson.

Court adjourned for September 15 for final interim mention.

Bail was extended for all defendants.

Allegations said in the early hours of January 20, 2023 the trio entered the Holiday Resort Motel armed with bush knives.

One of them allegedly wounded a Chinese national. The men then allegedly escaped with $100,000 including Chinese currency notes.

A huge portion of the money has not been recovered; it is not clear exactly how much.

Public Prosecution appears for the Crown and Public Solicitor Office appears for all defendants.

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