Crime & Court

Trial For Man Facing Sex Charges Set For April

It is alleged that Lagilevu on December 13, 2018, at Waimanu Road in Suva, raped and sexually assaulted the 20-year-old complainant. Lagilevu is also alleged to have given false information to a public servant during his formal caution interview by falsely identifying himself as Isaac Nacagilevu. It is also alleged that on December 15, 2018, in Suva, Lagilevu escaped from lawful custody.
11 Mar 2020 12:29
Trial For Man Facing Sex Charges Set For April
Wise Ezekiel Lagilevu. Photo: Ashna Kumar

The trial concerning a man facing a number of sexual-related charges will start from April 7 to April 9 in the High Court in Suva.

Wise Ezekiel Lagilevu, 29, is charged with rape, sexual assault, giving false information to public servant and escaping from lawful custody. He appeared yesterday before Judge Justice Daniel Goundar.

It is alleged that Lagilevu on December 13, 2018, at Waimanu Road in Suva, raped and sexually assaulted the 20-year-old complainant. Lagilevu is also alleged to have given false information to a public servant during his formal caution interview by falsely identifying himself as Isaac Nacagilevu. It is also alleged that on December 15, 2018, in Suva, Lagilevu escaped from lawful custody.

The matter has been adjourned for a mention on March 16. Lagilevu has been further remanded in custody.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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