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$60 For Terrorism, Assault, And Vehicle Theft

Issue No: 260 5 December 2000

Two terrorists yesterday were fined $60 each by the Labasa Magistrates Court for terrorising a Labasa family, assaulting the family members, and stealing the family vehicle.

The duo were given 2 weeks to pay the fines by the Labasa Magistrate Eparama Rokoika. The Seaqaqa family was attacked during the hostage crisis at their home in Seaqaqa.

Rokoika was appointed a magistrate only weeks ago. He was first appointed a magistrate after the 1987 military coups. He later left the magistracy for an agricultural tribunal job.

Rokoika has been known for treating terrorists in Labasa with utmost leniency.

END 5 December 2000


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