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Fisherman Fronts Court For Alleged Rape

A 26-year-old fisher appeared at the Suva Magistrate’s Court yesterday charged with the alleged rape of a 24-year-old woman. Accused, Molitoni Taro Vunivavalagi of Wailekutu, outside Lami Town, appeared before
22 Dec 2017 12:09
Fisherman Fronts Court For Alleged Rape

A 26-year-old fisher appeared at the Suva Magistrate’s Court yesterday charged with the alleged rape of a 24-year-old woman.

Accused, Molitoni Taro Vunivavalagi of Wailekutu, outside Lami Town, appeared before Magistrate Jioji Boseiwaqa. He was remanded in custody.

The alleged incident happened on December 14, 2017, when the complainant accompanied the accused with two other accomplices to a drinking party.

The accused allegedly had carnal knowledge with the complainant without her consent.

It was alleged that the three men raped her at a drinking spot in Veisari, Lami between 6am and 10am.

Police prosecutor, Constable Walter Taito, objected to bail as one of the three accused was already remanded.

Magistrate Boseiwaqa told the accused that his bail would be considered by the High Court and if he wanted, then he should seek Legal Aid representation by the next adjourned date.

The case was transferred to January 12  in the High Court.

Edited by Caroline Ratucadra

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