Court grants bail for man facing attempted murder

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BY JENNIFER KUSAPA

PRINCIPAL Magistrate Augustine Aulanga has granted bail for a man facing attempted murder charge, however with strict conditions.

On Tuesday the defence lawyer made an application for bail on behalf of his client, Andrew Guary Pegoa, and prosecution made no objection to the application but insisted that the court must consider imposing strict conditions on the accused.

Magistrate Aulanga in granting the bail told the accused to abide by the conditions; once he breaches any bail condition imposed by the court, the accused will be remanded in custody.

Aulanga further warns the accused that there would be no second chance if he breaches any condition and is re-arrested.

He urged the accused to attend all court hearings hereafter.

Pegoa will also not be allowed to move around during the night as a curfew from 7pm to 6am was also imposed yesterday with a cash bail of $500 before the accused was released from custody.

Prosecution told the court that investigation into the case has been completed and full disclosures served to the defence.

Meanwhile defence lawyer Mr Toofilu mentioned in court that they are intending to make a proposal to the Prosecution in regards to the charge.

Defence said they want to negotiate the current charge the accused is facing.

Magistrate Aulanga then adjourned the case to September 18 and to allow the defence make negotiation and also for instruction to obtained and plea can be entered on the next mention date.

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