Scribe appears in court after no-show

Author
NZ Herald Staff,
Section
Crime,
Publish Date
Friday, 8 September 2017, 11:09AM
Scribe (Malo Luafutu) arrives at the Porirua District Court in Wellington last month. (Photo: Marty Melville)
Scribe (Malo Luafutu) arrives at the Porirua District Court in Wellington last month. (Photo: Marty Melville)

New Zealand rapper Scribe has handed himself in and appeared in court today to deny drug and weapon charges.

The chart-topping hip-hop artist, whose real name is Malo Ioane Luafutu, had a warrant for his arrest issued on Wednesday when he failed to show up in court for a fourth time.

He wore a grey sweatshirt and had his hair in a man-bun when he stood in the dock at Christchurch District Court this morning.

Defence counsel Elizabeth Bulger said he wished to enter pleas of not guilty to six charges today.

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