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Family Wants Justice

The grieving family of an alleged murder victim has pleaded with Police to apprehend the suspects as soon as possible. Silomeci Rokube was found dead at a vacant house in
19 Jul 2018 10:00
Family Wants Justice
Police at the crime scene in Amy Street, Toorak, Suva.

The grieving family of an alleged murder victim has pleaded with Police to apprehend the suspects as soon as possible.

Silomeci Rokube was found dead at a vacant house in Amy Street, Toorak, Suva last Sunday.

She will be laid to rest on Saturday.

This was confirmed by her uncle, Jovesa Bulai. He agreed to hold the funeral at their village in Naitasiri.

Known as Suli in her friend and family circles, the 28-year-old hails from Nauluvatu Village in Waidina, Naitasiri.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said more information of the incident would be released later because they were still carrying out their investigations into the alleged murder.

The late Ms Rokube’s father had passed away and her mother remarried and resides in Kadavu.

She has been living in Suva for more than 10 years.

Mr Bulai told the Fiji Sun that her mother was not in contact with the family.

Mr Bulai described Ms Rokube as a fun, loving and caring person, who used to greet them with joy and always had a smile on her face.

“We have seen her grow up and she always respected us and our family,” Mr Bulai said.

“It was shocking news for us to find out about her death this way. We had never thought that we would hear the news of her death so soon, let alone dying as an alleged murder victim.”

He called on authorities to demolish the house where Ms Rokube’s body was found.

“The place where her body was found is a vacant old house and those kinds of places are used by street kids to drink in which is dangerous for the community,” Mr Bulai said.

“Those places should be demolished so such incidents don’t occur again and another family doesn’t lose their loved one.”

When Police officers visited the family on Tuesday to tell them about Ms Rokube’s death, they had made a request to the officer to find the suspects and take them to task.

“We urged the officers to find the people who are responsible for Silo’s death and for justice to prevail,” Mr Bulai said.

Edited by Percy Kean

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