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The circumcision man

Saturday, 25 February 2012 12:48

By Jasmine Netzler-Iose

The circumcision man A 68-year-old man, of Sataoa, accused of performing illegal circumcision on 23 boys from Saleilua, Falealili, appeared in the District Court, yesterday. Judge Vaepule

Alo Vaemoa Va’ai presided over the matter.

Fale Itagia is facing 23 counts of actual bodily harm. Prosecutor Senior Sergeant Ken Komiti requested that the matter be adjourned so they can finalise the charges.

“We have twenty seven charges against the accused the number that is before the court is twenty three.”Mr Komiti asked the Court to keep Itagia in Police custody while they finalise their case. Judge Vaepule ordered the accused to be remanded in custody without bail for one week.


He, however, gave prosecution three weeks to complete their changes.
The matter has been adjourned until 28 February 2012.

 

 

 

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