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Amenoni Nasilasila Appears For Trial in Suva

He is alleged to have raped a 24-year-old woman from Olosara, Sigatoka, on December 22, last year.
11 Apr 2019 10:00
Amenoni Nasilasila Appears For Trial in Suva
Former national 7s player Amenoni Nasilasila outside the courthouse on April 10, 2019. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Former national 7s player Amenoni Nasilasila, who is facing a charge of rape, appeared at the High Court in Suva yesterday.

Nasilasila, 27, appeared before Justice Thushara Rajasinghe after his case was transferred from the High Court in Lautoka for trial proper in the High Court in Suva.

He is alleged to have raped a 24-year-old woman from Olosara, Sigatoka, on December 22, last year.

On March 27, Nasilasila pleaded not guilty to the charge.

In court yesterday, State prosecutor from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions Unaisi Tamanikaiyaroi asked for 21 days to finalise pre-trial issues and agreed facts.

Nasilasila was represented by lawyer Una Baleilevuka.

The matter has been adjourned to May 3 before Justice Daniel Goundar for mention.

Edited by Epineri Vula

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