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Suliano Tabua’s Body Yet To Be Found: Tinai

She said her mother had adopted Mr Tabua as he was a wheelbarrow boy from Lautoka living on the streets.
20 Dec 2020 10:03
Suliano Tabua’s Body Yet To Be Found: Tinai
From left: Minister for Youth and Sports Parveen Bala, Simeli Bati and Anarieta Tinai who are the guardian of Suliano Tabua who was washed away by the current in Namara Village in Ra. Photos: Susana Hirst-Tuilau

Suliano Tabua’s body is yet to be found, says his guardian Anarieta Tinai. It is understood that Mr Tabua went to check on his farm with two others and upon returning got caught in the current at the river in Namara Village, Nalawa in Ra on Friday afternoon.

Ms Tinai, 46, said he was living with them for three months with no relation to the family whatsoever.

Mr Tabua is believed to be from Vione in Gau.

She said her mother had adopted Mr Tabua as he was a wheelbarrow boy from Lautoka living on the streets.

“He came to the village with my mum in October for a function and after that he told my mum he would not be returning  to Lautoka and wanted to live with us and plant food crops here,” she said.

“Though he was older than my husband and he considered us as his parents.

“He would call me Na,” Ms Tinai recalls in tears.

She added he did not have any contact with his biological family.

“Not once was he ever in contact with his own family and if he was online he would contact my mum and my family,” she said.

“The children loved him. He was such a good person that when I’d scold him he would never answer me back.” The villages were working closely with the Police to locate his body.

Minister for Youth and Sports Parveen Bala donated some food supplies while visiting the family.

Mr Bala urged the public to be more vigilant, though the weather was better they must not underestimate mother nature.

The same family lost their one-year-old son in October from a horse-riding incident. It is alleged one of their relatives, a 17-year-old, who was riding the horse, came close to the toddler.

It is alleged the horse kicked the child and he died. The incident happened at Nawaicoba, Nadi.

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