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7s Star Faces Rape Charge

A veteran Fijian 7s player has been remanded in cus­tody by the Sigatoka Mag­istrates Court yesterday following allegations of rape. Amenoni Nasilasila, 26, is charged with one count of rape.
25 Dec 2018 10:20
7s Star Faces Rape Charge
Fijian 7s rep Amenoni Nasilasila.

A veteran Fijian 7s player has been remanded in cus­tody by the Sigatoka Mag­istrates Court yesterday following allegations of rape.

Amenoni Nasilasila, 26, is charged with one count of rape.

It is alleged that he raped a 24-year-old woman in Olosara, Si­gatoka on Saturday.

Nasilasila surrendered himself at the Sigatoka Police Station on the day of the alleged incident.

The defence lawyer applied for bail for the accused but the pros­ecutor objected.

Magistrate Jeremaia Savou de­ferred the matter to December 31 for a decision on the national rep’s bail application.

The accused remained in custo­dy at Natabua Remand Center in Lautoka and will be there through Christmas.

Nasilasila took part in the first tournament of the 2018-19 World Seven Series in Dubai last month.

He was red carded and was named the 13th player at the Cape Town Sevens early this month.

He made his debut at the Gold Coast Sevens in 2014.

-edited by Osea Bola

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