Crime & Court

Judge Gives State 14 Days To File Disclosures In Police Constable Niumataiwalu Murder Case

The accused is charged with one count of murder, one count of robbery, one count of aggravated robbery and three counts of serious assault.
21 Jan 2020 12:14
Judge Gives State 14 Days To File Disclosures In Police Constable Niumataiwalu Murder Case
Vilimoni Lalaobouma outside the High Court in Lautoka on January 20, 2020. Photo: Nicolette Chambers

Prosecution has been given 14 days to file their voir dire disclosures in the murder case of the late Police Constable, Siuta Niumataiwalu.

The accused, 20-year-old Vilimoni Lalaobouma, appeared before High Court Judge, Justice Sunil Sharma at the High Court in Lautoka yesterday.

The accused is charged with one count of murder, one count of robbery, one count of aggravated robbery and three counts of serious assault.

He was alleged to have stabbed Police Constable Niumataiwalu in Lautoka last year.

The defence counsel has filed its voir dire disclosures in court.

The State, represented by Josaia Niudamu, confirmed receiving the file and tended in court to have additional disclosures of the case.

Mr Niudamu has sought a further 14 days to prepare the voir dire disclosures for the case.

Justice Sharma adjourned the matter to February 3, 2020 for mention and for the prosecution to file its disclosures.

Edited by Percy Kean

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