Rockingham: men accused of baseball bat bashing appear in court

Rockingham: men accused of baseball bat bashing appear in court

THREE men appeared at the Rockingham Magistrates Court accused of bashing a man with a baseball bat at Point Peron Beach on February 27.

Two brothers, Muhummad Kafi Bin Musa and Mustaqiim Bin Musa, each charged with grievous bodily harm had their bail of $20,000 personal undertaking with a $10,000 surety extended after appearing for legal advice.

One of the men’s lawyers made an application for disclosure without his client having entered a plea.

It was rejected by the Police Prosecutor.

Neither man entered a plea to their charges.

A third man, believed to be the half brother of the pair appeared on video link from Hakea prison.

The prosecutor alleged that the victim was at the Point Peron car park and packing up to leave when he was approached by the three men.

One of the men asked the victim for a cigarette, which the victim refused.

The man then lifted up his shirt and asked the victim ‘do you want to get shot?’ and then allegedly punched the victim.

Another man allegedly approached the victim and struck him with a baseball bat.

The prosecutor said the victim received a bleed on the brain and had to be placed in an induced coma.

Police claim they found the three in another beach car park at Rockingham.

It is alleged police found two baseball bats and the three made no admissions in relation to the assault.

The prosecutor said descriptions of the men at the Rockingham car park matched descriptions given by a witness and there is CCTV footage of the same vehicle heading towards Point Peron before the incident occurred.

The prosecutor opposed bail due to the strength of the police case and that the accused could be a flight risk.

Magistrate Leanne Aitkins granted Mr Ninyette bail with $20,000 and a $10,000 surety, to re-appear on May 2 with Mr Muhummad and Mustaqiim Musa.