Farmer to appear in court today for alleged assault

By JOSEPHINE NAVULA

A 21 year old farmer is expected to appear at the Savusavu Magistrates Court today charged with the alleged assault of a 24 year old student of Navonu Settlement, Tukavesi on Saturday.

The accused has been charged with two counts of assault causing actual bodily harm and assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

The farmer is alleged to have stabbed the 24 year old student twice on the abdomen following a confrontation about the victim?s brother allegedly being assaulted by the accused.

The victim is now admitted at the Labasa Hospital in a stable condition.