Scribe granted bail


The man who once told New Zealand hip hop to stand up is now doing
just that, but this time in front of a judge.
Scribe, real name Malo Luafutu, who is accused of drugs and weapons-related offences, appeared in the Porirua District Court yesterday.
A warrant was issued for his arrest when he failed to appear in the Christchurch District Court on July 25, and the Canterbury police appealed for his whereabouts on Facebook on Wednesday.
Luafutu, 37, made contact with the court in regard to his outstanding warrant on Wednesday afternoon, police said.
He was arrested in Phillipstown, Christchurch, on April 2 and charged with possession of an offensive weapon, possession of the class A drug methamphetamine, and possession of a pipe for using methamphetamine.
In the Porirua District Court, his duty lawyer said he would show up in Christchurch next week to face the charges. He was bailed, although police opposed it.
The reason given for his not appearing in Christchurch was that his benefit had been cut off and he had no money to travel. NZN

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