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Crying Mother Tells Sons ‘To Pray For Your Father’

Crying Mother Tells Sons ‘To Pray  For Your Father’
Senitiki Rusaqoli (left), with youngest Jone Rusaqoli. Photo: Josaia Ralago
March 13
11:00 2017

A mother cried all night and told her three sons to pray for their father and be strong.

Senitiki Rusaqoli  had just returned home on Saturday night from Labasa Hospital where she could not recognise her husband, Eneriko Rusaqoli, 56, of Vunivau, Labasa.

Mr Rusaqoli was walking to work when he was allegedly mowed down by a car. It is understood that three men were in the car.

Divisional Police Commander Northern Senior Suprintendent of Police Verani Nakauyaca said the driver, in his 40s, was in Police custody. SSP Nakauyaca said investigation was continuing.

Mr Rusaqoli is a security officer.

It is understood that he suffered major injuries to his head, face and other minor injuries rendering him unconscious for most of the time.

Mrs Rusaqoli said they had placed all their hope in God for his recovery.

“He is in a serious condition and even after I visited him last night (Saturday) I could not recognise him, his head was all bandaged up and there were bruises all over his body,” an emotional Ms Rusaqoli said.

She said she had to fight tears as she witnessed her husband unconscious on his hospital bed at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). He was later transferred to the men’s surgical ward.

“I had just returned from town when the news was relayed to me by a relative who came with the Police. I thought I was going to have a heart attack, my body just gave up,” she said.

“It was all so sudden because we had just met hours before at my tailoring shop when he came by. He then returned home to prepare for work.

“There were glasses stuck to his head that the health officers had to remove.

“But I need to get justice for what has happened, the people who are responsible for this need to be punished so this can be put to a stop.”

Mrs Rusaqoli said they would continue to pray for his speedy recovery.

“We wish to see him back home soon,” she said.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika


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