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Alleged ‘Hit & Run’ driver granted bail

A taxi driver charged in relation to the death of 22-year-old has been granted bail by the Suva Magistrates Court today. Mr. Sailosi Mara, 37, is charged with one count of dangerous driving causing death and one count of failing to comply with requirements after an accident. Bail was granted by Magistrate Charles Ratakele on strict conditions. Mr. Mara has to: pay a […]

Navin Kumar

January 4, 2016 12:09 pm

A taxi driver charged in relation to the death of 22-year-old has been granted bail by the Suva Magistrates Court today.

Mr. Sailosi Mara, 37, is charged with one count of dangerous driving causing death and one count of failing to comply with requirements after an accident.

Bail was granted by Magistrate Charles Ratakele on strict conditions.

Mr. Mara has to:

  • pay a cash bond up front of $800,  
  • provide two sureties with a sign bond of $1,000 each and
  • report to his nearest Police station every Monday between 8am and 6pm. 

Mr. Mara’s next court appearance will be on the 27th of January.

On December 30, the court had heard that on December 26, Mara was driving a taxi with registration number LT651 along Ratu Dovi Road when it allegedly hit Mr. Maika Delai, resulting in his death.

The court also heard that Mr. Mara failed to stop after the accident and failed to report the accident to Police.

Mr. Mara had asked the court for bail saying that he was the sole breadwinner in his family, has four children and his family are renting.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Jiten Singh then told the court the first phase of disclosures was served to Mr. Mara.  Sergeant Singh had opposed bail, saying the accused had a pending assault case in another court,  and that the case was of public interest and a life has been lost.

It was earlier reported that Police had to rely on CCTV footage to identify the driver, who had fled the scene after the accident.

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