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Nadi Man Charged For Arson

A 35-year-old man of Navakai,  Nadi, had been charged with one count of arson. Police spokesperson Inspector Josaia Weicavu confirmed the man was in Police custody. The man is alleged
29 May 2016 14:50
Nadi Man Charged For Arson
House owner Anil Kumar at his partially destroyed house in Navakai in Nadi. Photo:Litia Tikomailepanoni

A 35-year-old man of Navakai,  Nadi, had been charged with one count of arson.

Police spokesperson Inspector Josaia Weicavu confirmed the man was in Police custody.

The man is alleged to have set fire to the neighbour’s house at Navakai in Nadi on Thursday.

House owner Anil Kumar said the fire started around 1pm in the kitchen.

“I was in town and my wife called me that my neighbour wanted to speak to me, so I told my wife to tell him to come in the afternoon,” he said.

“I was in town when the fire happened our kitchen area was burned down; luckily the fire brigade reached in time to stop the fire from spreading to our double-story building.”

Mr Kumar said the estimated cost of damage was $17,810.

Inspector Weicavu said the accused would appear at the Nadi Magistrates Court on Monday.

 

Edited by Manasa Kalouniviti

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