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Two Men On Rape And Robbery Charge Face Court

Two men, who allegedly raped a woman and then robbed her, appeared in the Lautoka Magistrates Court on Monday. The alleged incident took place on June 1 at Vesi Crescent
08 Jun 2016 10:16
Two Men On Rape And Robbery Charge Face Court

Two men, who allegedly raped a woman and then robbed her, appeared in the Lautoka Magistrates Court on Monday.

The alleged incident took place on June 1 at Vesi Crescent in Lautoka. It also alleged that she was given a lift by the two men from a nightclub in Martintar, Nadi.

Rupeni Suguturaga, 26, a van driver of Natabua Seaside, and Josaia Rasiga Tawake, 29, a welder of Simla, Lautoka, appeared before Magistrate Rangajeeva Wimalasena charged with one count of rape each and jointly charged with theft.

The court learned that the woman left the nightclub at 5am on that day and was allegedly offered a lift by Suguturaga and Tawake to drop her off at Saunaka. However, the pair drove her to Saweni Beach and then to Waiyavi, where they committed the alleged offences.

She was awoken at 8am the next day by someone passing by and the matter was reported to Police.

Police prosecutor Constable Shelveen Sharma appeared for the prosecution, Michael Fesaitu from the Legal Aid Commission represented Suguturaga while Tawake was represented by Kevueli Tunidau. The case has been transferred to the High Court where the pair will re-appear on June 16. Both have been remanded in custody.

 

 

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