BOP murder accused remanded in custody

The accused appeared in Whakatane District Court this morning. File photo.

A man accused of fatally stabbing another man in the Bay of Plenty will remain behind bars until his next court appearance.

Dallas Fraser Tihini Hohua, 57, appeared in Whakatane District Court this morning facing one count of murder.

He was arrested yesterday following a police investigation into the death of man in Whakatane.

The victim, Lani Paul, died after being taken to Whakatane Hospital with stab wounds on October 24.

During today’s court appearance, Hohua was remanded in custody by consent.

He will appear in the High Court at Tauranga on November 25.

-Additional reporting from Whakatane Beacon.


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