Lavengatonga shooting accused to reappear in court tomorrow

A 58-year-old man who has been charged after he was allegedly shot  his brother-in-law and a nephew will reappear in court tomorrow, Friday 5, police said.

The accused appeared at Mu’a Magistrate Court yesterday before the court ordered him to be remanded in Police custody, Police Superintendent Tevita Fifita told Kaniva News this morning.

The suspect accused his wife’s brother and his sister-in-law’s son in relation to mulberry trees believed to have been stolen from his plantation.

At one stage it was alleged the accused took the duo to his plantation and after questioning them regarding the loss of the paper mulberry plants he shot them with a 22 riffle he owned.

The duo were recovered from their injuries in the hospital, Police said.

Police arrested him last Friday night.

Police said the accused currently holds a license to own the firearm.

Fifita said it was still possible more charges would follow, as Police investigation was ongoing.

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