Crime & Court

Additional Charges Filed Against Lomani

Meanwhile, the 42-year-old Kadavu farmer and Leone Naisake were jointly charged with one count of murder.
22 Oct 2020 09:28
Additional Charges Filed Against Lomani
Apisai Lomani Junior (left) with his lawyer John Rabuku outside the High Court in Suva on October 21, 2020. Photo: Ashna Kumar

The Director of Public Prosecutions has filed additional charges against Apisai Lomani Junior who is facing a murder charge.

The charges are one count of common assault, one count of giving false information to Police officers, and one count of perverting the course of justice.

Meanwhile, the 42-year-old Kadavu farmer and Leone Naisake were jointly charged with one count of murder.

It is alleged that on December 26, 2018, Lomani and Naisake caused the death of 36-year-old Filipe Loloma in Wailialia Farm in Kadavu.

Lomani is also facing a charge of unlawful cultivation of illicit drugs. In December 2018, Lomani was alleged to have unlawfully cultivated 10.5 kilograms of marijuana, an illicit drug also in Kadavu.

The two accused appeared before Justice Riyaz Hamza at the Suva High Court yesterday.

Lomani was represented by lawyer John Rabuku and Naisake by lawyer Filimoni Vosarogo.

The matter has been adjourned for plea to be taken on the additional charges on November 9.

Bail for the duo has been further extended by the High Court.

Edited by Selita Bolanavanua

Feedback: ashna.kumar@fijisun.com.fj



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