One of the five young men who allegedly broke into a girl’s dormitory at Ruavatu Secondary School in Northwest Guadalcanal has denied allegations against him.
Casper Sade on Monday pleaded not guilty to one count of house break-in and one count of criminal trespass before Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi.
His co-accused Alfred Tavoria will take his plea on March 23.
Tavoria’s lawyer was not present in court yesterday which resulted in the accused not taking his plea.
He told the court he wants to see his lawyer before taking his plea.
The two accused and three others, Jerome Bosa, Frankson Sote and Robert Ramoni have been accused of breaking into a girl’s dormitory at Ruavatu on the early hours of 1 November, 2014.
They were accused of being part of a group of men who allegedly entered the girl’s dorm armed.
Police alleged the group of men then stole properties and money.
Brief facts showed the girls escaped through an exit at the other end of the building where they ran to a nearby staff house and reported the matter.
The matter was then reported to Henderson Police and Tetere Police the same day.
Among the properties stolen were the school projector, speaker, mobile phone, laptop connection and cash totally up to $24,850.
Sote and Ramoni are under a warrant of arrest and police are yet to execute their warrants while a warrant of arrest has been issued to lay on the file for Bosa who was absent in court yesterday.
The warrant of arrest for Bosa will be issued if he fails to turn up in the next court hearing.
The Public Solicitor’s Office is representing the accused.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN