Crime & Court

Suliasi Fuata Remanded For Allegedly Killing Lover

He is charged with one count of murder. It is alleged that Fuata on June 28, 2019, at Colo-i-Suva, murdered Salanieta Leba.
02 Jul 2019 15:53
Suliasi Fuata Remanded For Allegedly Killing Lover
Suliasi Fuata Appears in court.

A 21-year-old man who is alleged to have murdered his 19-year-old partner at Colo-i-Suva last week has been remanded in custody.

Suliasi Fuata appeared at the Magistrates Court in Nasinu before Magistrate Charles Ratakele.

He is charged with one count of murder. It is alleged that Fuata, on June 28, 2019, at Colo-i-Suva, murdered Salanieta Leba.

Ms Leba was rushed to the Colonial War Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

Fuata was represented by Legal Aid Commission.

The charge was read to Fuata, which he understood.

Magistrate Ratakele said the accused had another matter of assault before him.

Police prosecutor had made application for the matter to be transferred to the High Court.

The Magistrate told Fuata that he was charged with an indictable offence which only the High Court can deal with and transferred the matter to the High Court in Suva.

Magistrate Ratakele advised the accused that he could apply for bail in the High Court.

Fuata was remanded in custody and the matter was adjourned for First Call in the High Court in Suva on July 12, 2019.



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