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Woman: My Husband Put ‘People First Before Himself’

The latest victim on our roads has been described as a happy man who never wished to let people down and put others needs first before his. Ropate Qoro died
03 Dec 2017 10:56
Woman: My Husband Put ‘People First Before Himself’

The latest victim on our roads has been described as a happy man who never wished to let people down and put others needs first before his.

Ropate Qoro died after a head-on collision in Nasinu, opposite the Fiji National University Nasinu Campus yesterday morning.

It is alleged that a 37-year-old man had fallen asleep and drove onto the opposite lane hitting the late Mr Qoro’s vehicle. Mr Qoro was travelling with four passengers, Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said.

A distraught wife, Jokapeci Cakacaka, said: “He was a very good man to me and to my children. He had three children from his first marriage and I have two children before I met him.

“Nothing will ever be the same again. All my memories of him were good. He was a man who always put people first before himself.

“Before he left us in the morning he asked about all the kids and why his eldest son was not sleeping in his room.

“He then asked me three times if I wanted anything.”

Speaking at the Valelevu Police Station where she went to check on their mangled vehicle, Ms Cakacaka described how at first she was in disbelief.

“My husband was watching Fiji play and he was cheering loudly. So I told him to keep the noise down because people were sleeping.

“He said that if Fiji won we should enjoy and celebrate. Little did I know that this would be one of the last conversations I would have with him,” Mrs Cakacaka said.

“When my neighbour called to tell me about the accident I told him that my husband had just left a little earlier so it couldn’t be him.

“He told me before he left to wait for him and that he would be back soon.

“The only time I realised he was no more was when I took him to the morgue.”

Ms Naisoro said: “The victim was rushed to the CWM Hospital and later died. The four passengers travelling with him are admitted also.

“The suspect has been admitted as investigations continue.

“Again we plead with motorists to take care during the current weather spell and to have adequate rest as it could have negative consequences on you and other road users.” 

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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