Man vows to take full responsibility

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AN emotional scene was witnessed at the High Court in Lautoka on Thursday when a man promised to take full responsibility for his father while he was on bail.

The Nadi plumber was called alongside his wife before judge Justice Sunil Sharma to be reminded of their roles as sureties for his father who faces one count of rape.

In his response, the man replied in an emotional voice that he stood ready to cop full responsibility now that his father would be under his care and he would ensure that there was no breach of his bail conditions.

Justice Sharma hailed the licensed private plumber for taking the courage to be responsible for his father’s wellbeing while awaiting his next court date.

He then ordered an interim domestic violence restraining order, a non-molestation and non-contact order upon learning that the complainant was the wife of the accused.

A stop order was also immediately issued by the court to prevent the accused from leaving the country.

He also reminded the two sureties they would face serious consequences should the accused breach his bail conditions which included reporting to the Nadi Police Station once a week and avoid interfering with any prosecution witnesses.

The case has been adjourned to next year.

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