A Rarotonga man who was charged with “threatening acts”, after another local man stole his marijuana has appeared in court charged with possessing utensils for drug use.
Justice Patrick Keane has sentenced a 22-year-old man to two years’ imprisonment on one charge of robbery, one charge of possession of a utensil for drug use and one charge of possession of cannabis.
Ten witnesses are giving evidence for the Crown and prosecution in a case that will decide whether Tautua Solomona Iosefa indecently assaulted an 18-year old female last year.
A woman who appeared in court yesterday on the same charge for the 16th time in two years, was told her criminal case was not over, and that she must return to court yet again later this month.
Criminal court was a fast and short affair last week, with just 12 cases appearing before Justice of the Peace Georgina Williams in the Avarua High Court on Thursday.
Lawyer Mark Short is bemused at the ongoing saga which has seen 42 youngsters caught up in the judicial system due to minor traffic offences.