Man at centre of AOS hunt in court

SEARCH: Police swarmed on Frasertown last month in the hunt for Ihaka Paul. PHOTO FILE
SEARCH: Police swarmed on Frasertown last month in the hunt for Ihaka Paul. PHOTO FILE

A man who sparked an armed offenders squad callout in Wairoa earlier this year has today appeared for a second time at Hastings District Court.

Ihaka Hamuera Arapeta Paul initially faced four charges when he first appeared at the same court on February 10, but he is now facing five and more are yet to be laid.

At his first appearance, Paul's lawyer, Matthew Phelps, requested the details of these charges be suppressed.

Judge Bridget Mackintosh ordered this suppression be continued until his next appearance on March 22.

Paul gave himself up on the night of February 9 and was arrested and taken into custody after being cornered by AOS members in Frasertown, a small town in Wairoa.

Paul had been on the run in Hawke's Bay for 13 days when he was finally apprehended.
No application for bail was made and he was remanded in custody until March 22.

- Hawkes Bay Today

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