Woman's curfew dropped by court
A Hamilton woman allegedly at the centre of a staged aggravated robbery of a methamphetamine dealer has been successful in having her bail conditions relaxed.
Lisa Marie Jago, 25, has pleaded not guilty to a charge of aggravated robbery after the incident earlier this year. A trial date in Hamilton District Court has yet to be set.
Crown prosecutor Sheila Cameron said Jago and her partner were allegedly wanting more methamphetamine, so Jago texted a dealer and organised a place to meet.
However, the deal was all a ruse to get some free P. When the dealer arrived, Jago's partner allegedly held a knife to his throat and demanded the drugs.
The pair went back to Jago's house, where the complainant and several of his friends allegedly took revenge on her partner.
Jago's lawyer, Thomas Sutcliffe, told Judge Arthur Tompkins that Jago had adhered to the strict bail conditions of no alcohol or drugs, a 9am to 7pm curfew, and non-association with her partner or the other accused. Jago was a young mother and posed no flight risk.
Mrs Cameron said the Crown opposed the relaxing of conditions that had helped Jago now live "an otherwise . . . uneventful life".
In granting the cancellation of a curfew on her bail, Judge Tompkins took into account Jago's otherwise clean criminal history.