Prosecution to sort facts on Roko case


THE case against an accused, Rachel Roko, will come back in court on Friday this week.

This is after the prosecution amended the charge of assault causing actual bodily harm to the charge of common assault.

Police Prosecutor Elson Konle told court that the amended charge has been filed and only the agreed facts are yet to be sorted out.

Ms Roko was initially charged with two other co-accuseds on another matter, and whilst on bail Ms Roko re-offended and was again charged.

Prosecution said that defence negotiated for a change of plea if the charge is amended to a lesser charge.

Principal Magistrate Tearo Beneteti then adjourned the case to this Friday for plea and sentencing directions.

She also made direction that the other case against the defendant is also adjourned to Friday.

The other case she also alleged to have involved in was the matter occurred in May 2015.

On the previous occasion the prosecution has told the court, that the matter was a part-heard case and yet to be completed.

This is in relation to the case of Lionel Aenasi, Rachel Roko and other accused that was under warrant of arrest since he was released on bail.

The three accused were charged in relation to an incident occurred on May 26 of last year where the woman wife of the victim was angry because of her husband did not return home after work.

The two pleaded not guilty to the charge against them and a trial date was set.

The victim is a bus driver; on May 25 he did not return home but went out drinking with his friends, and it was when the husband came the next day that the wife was angry and both argued over the issue.

Police said that from that argument the wife Rachael left their house and returned with five of her relatives in a car.

Police alleged that the men armed with bush knives and one of them with a kitchen knife. The victim was asleep but awakens by his wife calling for him to open the door.

He then opened the door and the wife went into the house grabbed one of their children.

It was during that time when the woman gets out of the house her brothers went inside and attacked the victim and stabbed the victim’s right eye.

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