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Trial Date Set For Retired Soldier

The High Court in Suva has set a trial date for a retired military officer charged with murder from December 3-17, 2018. Wame Waqavanua appeared before Justice Salesi Temo and
14 Oct 2018 15:02
Trial Date Set For Retired Soldier

The High Court in Suva has set a trial date for a retired military officer charged with murder from December 3-17, 2018.

Wame Waqavanua appeared before Justice Salesi Temo and State lawyer Saif Shah told the court that a prosecution witness was serving in Syria and was expected to return to Fiji on October 12.

Mr Shah sought for time from court to check on the prosecution witness’s arrival.

He said apart from this the State was ready to proceed with the trial.

Waqavanua is charged with one count of murder of a 23-year-old man in Raiwaqa in November,
2015.

Waqavanua allegedly murdered Watisoni Rokosawa, 23, in Raiwaqa, Suva, after Rokosawa allegedly scratched Waqavanua’s new vehicle on November 24 which was parked outside his house.

The matter has been adjourned for pre-trial conference mention on November 16 before Justice Temo.

Bail has been extended for the accused.

Edited by Epineri Vula

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