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By JYOTI PRATIBHA
A man who allegedly broke into the house of Director of Public Prosecutions, Christopher Pryde, claims to have tuberculosis (TB) and liver problems.
Kaitivi Alusio, 27, told the Suva Magistrates Court yesterday that he was first diagnosed with tuberculosis in 2008. He denies one count of burglary.
Alusio also claims that he has hernia and that the doctor who had examined him had his medical history.
He said he could not present his medical results because the prison doctor was not on duty.
The court heard that Alusio had a TB-related test three months ago and that he needed to pick his results from PJ Twomey Hospital in Tamavua.
State prosecutor, Vodoki Solomona, told the court that he needed to see the medical report to cite its authenticity.
Mr Solomona said the prison doctor must have medical records of Alusio and in their absence, prison records needed to be presented in court.
Alusio is alleged to have stolen liquor and some groceries from Mr Pryde’s residence in December last year. His sister was a maid at Mr Pryde’s residence and had access to the house keys.
The matter was adjourned to June 20 for Alusio to produce his medical certificate.