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Regional USP student fined $100 for breach of curfew

Regional USP student fined $100 for breach of curfew

By Pratika Mala
Friday 03/07/2020

A 20-year-old USP student has been fined $100 for breaching curfew.

First-year Electrical Engineering student from Kiribati, Kata Kua, appeared before Suva Magistrate Waleen George this afternoon.

Kua was found running along a street in Vatuwaqa at 12.45am yesterday.

The court was told Kua was at a friend's house drinking alcohol and was returning to USP campus where he lives.

The court was told he was drunk at the time and does not recall the incidents of the night.

Magistrate George told the Kua he should have stayed at his friend's house till curfew was over.

She told him he really needs to make sure he maintains good behavior being a Government-sponsored student studying in another country.

If Kua pays the fine within three months and he won't be convicted.

The case has been adjourned till 5th October however Kua will not have to attend court if the fine is paid within the given time frame.

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