Nasinu

Bail granted for mum accused of locking her 2-yr-old son at home

A 26-year-old woman charged with one count of “Failure to provide Necessity” appeared before Magistrate Sufia Hamza in the Nasinu Magistrate Court today. Teresia Sokoveti is alleged to have locked her 2-year-old son alone without any supervision at their home in Nasinu to go out clubbing. Sokoveti’s bail application was heard this morning. Magistrate Hamza granted Sokoveti’s […]

Nacanieli Tuilevuka

May 30, 2016 1:30 am

A 26-year-old woman charged with one count of “Failure to provide Necessity” appeared before Magistrate Sufia Hamza in the Nasinu Magistrate Court today.

26-year-old Teresia Sokoveti with the blue knapsack outside the Nasinu Magistrates Court today. (Nacanieli Tuilevuka/Newswire)
26-year-old Teresia Sokoveti with the blue knapsack outside the Nasinu Magistrates Court today. (Nacanieli Tuilevuka/Newswire)

Teresia Sokoveti is alleged to have locked her 2-year-old son alone without any supervision at their home in Nasinu to go out clubbing.

Sokoveti’s bail application was heard this morning.

Magistrate Hamza granted Sokoveti’s bail application and her surety is to pay $500.

Magistrate Hamza has also sent put in place a restraining order for the child.

Magistrate Hamza told Sokoveti to also abide by the following requirements:

  • not to change her residential address before the court hearing,
  • not to re-offend
  • not to interfere with the prosecution witness
  • curfew from 6am to 6pm

Magistrate Hamza adjourned the matter to the 13th of June, 2016 for plea.

A 26-year-old mother is expected to appear in Nasinu Magistrates Court tomorrow after she was charged by Police for leaving her 2-year-old son behind at home to go out clubbing.

Police Spokesperson Inspector Josaia Weicavu said the mother has been charged with one count of ‘Failure to provide Necessity’.

WEICAVU: “The safety of the child is more important than going out clubbing, things can happen. It is very risky to leave their children at home without the supervision of parents especially this one.”

Inspector Weicavu revealed that the child is now under the care of the grandmother after consultation with the Social Welfare Department.

Inspector Weicavu said the incident happened between Wednesday night to early Thursday morning in Nasinu and the matter was reported to the police by concerned neighbours.

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