Crime & Court

Additional Drug Charge For Murder Accused

Rusiate Sogotubu Raiwalui is alleged to have murdered a New Zealand national in May this year.
04 Dec 2019 13:41
Additional Drug Charge For Murder Accused
Rusiate Sogotubu Raiwalui is being escorted by a Police officer in court. Photo: Kelera Sovasiga

 

The Director of Public Prosecutions yesterday filed amended Information with an additional drug charge in the case of a 32-year-old farmer facing a murder charge.

Rusiate Sogotubu Raiwalui is alleged to have murdered a New Zealand national in May this year.

He appeared before Judge Justice Daniel Goundar on Monday.

Raiwalui faces one count each of murder and of unlawful possession of illicit drug.

He was allegedly found with 1001.3 grams of cocaine.

Raiwalui pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Edited by Percy Kean

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