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Court Briefly

Court Briefly
October 06
10:05 2017

Plea deferred for five charged with aggravated robbery

Five men charged with aggravated robbery had their plea deferred at the Suva High Court on Wednesday.

Judge Justice Thushara Rajasinghe has further remanded Aca Dalituicama, Isikeli Vakasilimi, Eliki Koroi, Jesoni Qoro and Jese Sorovi.

State counsel Moumita Chowdhury served the disclosures and defence counsel Lavenia David had sought time to advise her clients on their plea.

It is alleged that the five accused had robbed a person of cash and assorted items to the total value of $2059. It is alleged that immediately before committing the theft the four had used force on the victim.

The alleged incident occurred on July 23, 2017 at Suva.

Dalituicama, Vakasilimi, Qoro and Sorovi are represented by Ms David.  Koroi is representing himself.

Koroi has pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The case has been adjourned to October 20, for mention.



Two plead not guilty to aggravated robbery

Two out of three men who pleaded not guilty appeared at the Suva High Court for aggravated robbery.

Seru Soko, Emosi Nacamavavuto and Jeke Rarawa appeared before Judge Justice Thushara Rajasinghe.

Rarawa’s defence counsel Namrita Mishra informed the court that defence would like prosecution to provide the original closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage of the incident.

Ms Mishra has sought more time to advice her client on his plea.

State Counsel Moumita Chowdhury has sought seven days to file proper documents.

It is alleged that on June 4, 2017 at Suva, the three had robbed a female Chinese national of assorted items to the value of $2000.  Soko is also alleged to have raped her.

Soko and Nacamavavuto have been further remanded while Rarawa had his bail extended.

The case has been adjourned to October 20, for mention.


Man allegedly raped niece, has bail extended

A 58-year-old man charged with two counts of sexual assault and a count of rape had his bail extended by the Suva High Court before Judge Justice Riyaz Hamza on Wednesday.

It is alleged that on March 6, this year at Raiwai, Suva the accused had raped and sexually assaulted his 18-year-old niece.

The accused’s defence counsel Mehboob Raza had failed to appear in court. The accused sought time to meet his counsel personally.

Justice Hamza told the accused to inform Mr Raza to be present on the next date to finalise the agreed facts for a hearing date to be fixed.

The case has been adjourned to October 31, for mention.


Court issues production order for alleged rapist

Judge Justice Riyaz Hamza has issued a fresh production order for a man who is remanded for the offence of rape.

A 32-year-old man who had alleged to have raped his 14-year-old sister-in-law failed to appear at the Suva High Court yesterday.

The alleged incident occurred sometime in May this year at Colo-i-Suva and My Suva Park.

The state was represented by Lavenia Bogitini and the accused was represented by defence counsel Talei Kean.

The case has been adjourned to today, for mention.


Edited by Karalaini Waqanidrola



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