Hit-And-Run: 21 Months Later

“Every morning we think of him when he would leave home for work and every Sunday when we would have our church service.”
19 Nov 2021 12:15
Hit-And-Run: 21 Months Later
Still in the dark over tragic death of son… Parents Ulaiasi and Mere Nasilasila at the grave site of their son Mosese Nasilasila, outside their family home in Tomuka, Lautoka, on November 18, 2021. INSET: The late Mosese Nasilasila. Photo: Nicolette Chambers

Their grief and tears are still visible as they were 21 months ago when they lost their son in a hit-and-run accident.

Almost every day since Mosese Nasilasila died, parents Ulaiasi Nasilasila and Mere, with their daughter-in-law, Lanieta, clean and clear his grave that’s just beside their home in Tomuka, Lautoka.

Mosese (nee Moji), 23, lost his life after he was involved in a hit-and-run accident at Waiyavi, Lautoka, on March 6, 2020.

He was said to be returning from work.


He had just become a new dad to then eight-day old daughter, Laniana.

To date, the family have not received answers relating to the death of their son.

And they want closure.


Moji was the Assistant Supervisor at Orion Distribution Services in Nadi.

He was the second eldest child of five siblings.

Mr Nasilasila said his family were still mourning Moji’s death.


“We still can’t believe that he is gone,” he said.

“As a parent it is very hard to be at home without a clue about what happened to my son.”

“Every morning we think of him when he would leave home for work and every Sunday when we would have our church service.”


Police Update
He said the family last communicated with Police earlier this year in March.

“The last time Police officers visited us was the day of the alleged incident,” he said.

“They said they would return but until now they haven’t come back to us.”


Yesterday, Police spokesperson, Ana Naisoro said the investigation file was still open.

Subject to new information received, the investigation would still proceed, she added.

Mr Nasilasila said: “We want to know the truth. We want to know who is involved in this.


“We want justice because we are not satisfied with what has been done.”

Moji’s sister, Merewai, shared how her sister-in-law, Lanieta still grieved.

“There is a song that the Voqa Ni Baravi Kei Mua band created about him,” she said.


“The song named after him – Mosese Nasilasila.”

“She (Lanieta) would listen to it and look out to his grave site and shed tears.”



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