Rayasidamu case: State seeks time to file disclosures

Benedito Bolabiu(white shirt) and Laisenia Naiwau (check shirt & tie) while making their way into the court room during an earlier appearance. Picture: LITIA CAVA/FT FILE

THREE Police officers charged with act with the intent to cause grievous harm appeared in the High Court in Suva today.

Benedito  Bolabiu, 26, Laisenia Nawau Ratuvabea, 31, and Lasaro Turagadrau, 35, appeared before High Court judge Justice  Thushara Rajasinghe in Suva.

It is alleged that on November 5 this year, the trio – with intent to do some grievous harm to Manasa Rayasidamu – unlawfully wounded him by pouring hot water on his back, and they also hit his legs with a cement block at the Pacific Harbour Community Post.

State lawyer Shirley Tivao sought time from the court to file information and disclosures in the matter.

All three men had their bail extended.

The matter has been adjourned to February 6 next year.

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