Woman to face Supreme Court for assault

A woman accused of assaulting another woman in front of children at Vaivase Primary School in August, this year, will appear in the Supreme Court to face the allegation. 

Lanuola Brown appeared before the District Court this week for two charges of grievous bodily harm and actual bodily harm. 

She was represented by lawyer, Rebecca Schuster, who was acting on behalf of Brown's lawyer, Alex Su’a. 

Attorney General’s Office lawyer, Silupevalelei Rexona Titi was the prosecutor. 

Silupe made an application to have the matter transferred to the Supreme Court, arguing that the matter is outside of the District Court’s jurisdiction.

The Court also heard there are other co-defendants in the matter.  

The other co-defendants did not appear in Court. 

District Court Judge, Fepuleai Ameperosa Roma, granted the application. 

Brown will appear again on the 21 October 2019 in the Supreme Court for criminal mention. 

The complainant in the matter is 41-year-old, Lesina Fidow, who alleged she was dragged from her car and beaten by four women in front of children at the Vaivase Primary School. 

Ms. Fidow claimed she was admitted at the hospital for several days following the alleged incident. 

The defendants in the matter are alleged to be friends of the complainant. 

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