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Man Fronts Court For Alleged Murder Of Youth

A man who is alleged to have murdered a 19-year-old appeared at the Magistrates Court in Rakiraki yesterday.
18 Aug 2022 11:51
Man Fronts Court For Alleged Murder Of Youth
Maika Bavou is escorted by Police officers to the Rakiraki Magistrates Court on August 17, 2022. Photo: Salote Qalubau.

A man who is alleged to have murdered a 19-year-old ap­peared at the Magistrates Court in Rakiraki yesterday.

The accused, Maika Bavou, who is in his 50s, is also alleged to have staged the crime scene to make it appear as suicide. Bavou is charged with one count of murder.

He appeared before Magistrate Lisiate Fotofili, representing himself. The allegations are that Bavou assaulted the deceased, Sai­moni Virai, whereby he sustained serious injuries allegedly result­ing in his death.

The alleged incident occurred at Vatukacevaceva Village, Ra over the last weekend.

Magistrate Fotofili transferred the matter to the High Court in Lautoka due to the seriousness of the charge.

Bavou was remanded in Police custody and the matter was ad­journed to September 6.

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