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Alleged Axe Murderer Remanded In Custody

Dakai is charged with one count of mur­der. He is alleged to have murdered a 34-year-old security guard Timoci Dogai of Waidradra on February 4, 2019.
15 Mar 2019 10:15
Alleged Axe Murderer Remanded In Custody
Fabiano Dakai outside the Navua Magistrate Court on February 28, 2019. Photo: Wati Talebula

The High Court in Suva has told a 21-year-old farmer facing murder charges to file a formal bail applica­tion as the charge against him is serious.

Judge Justice Daniel Goundar has re­manded the accused, Fabiano Dakai,in custody.

The the accused opted to engage a legal counsel and file a formal bail application.

Dakai is charged with one count of mur­der. He is alleged to have murdered a 34-year-old security guard Timoci Dogai of Waidradra on February 4, 2019.

State prosecutor from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions Meli Vo­sawale told the court that the accused was from the same village as the deceased, but they were not related.

He told the court that on the day of the al­leged incident, the accused hit Dogai with an axe through the window while he was asleep. He told the court that the alleged in­cident took place between 5am to 6am.

Mr Vosawale also told the court that in his admission, the accused had claimed that he was trying to be David and killed the de­ceased whom he referred to as Goliath.

In the admission, the accused also claimed that he killed the deceased because he was practising witchcraft.

Mr Vosawale also told the court that dur­ing the time of the alleged offense, the ac­cused was serving a suspended sentence for aggravated robbery. He also requested a psychiatric assistance for the accused.

The case is adjourned to April 29.

Edited by Susana Tuilau

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