March 30, 2010

21 year old Father-to-be is Alleged Rapist: Bail Denied

The case of the 8 year old girl who was indecently assaulted was brought before the illegal Magistrates Court yesterday.

Magistrate Margaret Mua rejected bail for 21 year old Petero Bai who allegedly raped the 8 year old. Bai requested bail on the grounds that his wife was pregnant and his desire to be present at the birth of his child.

Bai, with his head bowed, appeared before a packed courtroom yesterday under heavy police guard, and with the crowd hurling abuse at him.

The case has been adjourned to the 12th of April for mention.

The eight year old victim is still admitted at the Intensive Care Unit and is in a critical condition.

Meanwhile the illegal Prison's Chief, Brigadier General Ioane Naivalurua, perhaps already aware of mounting public anger on this case has assured the safety of the suspect.

Military appointed Education Minister Filipe Bole has urged that security in schools be stepped up, EVEN THOUGH the military regime's (Bole included) flawed daylight savings policy and public concerns on the safety of school children moving about in the dark can be pointed at as a contributing factor.

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