Judge Justice Daniel Goundar

Tulavu Trials: Pastor Said I Would Die If I Told, Witness Tells
Crime & Court

Tulavu Trials: Pastor Said I Would Die If I Told, Witness Tells

The 24-year-old woman took stand yesterday and recalled how Pastor Tulavu allegedly molested her.

Man Gets Life In Jail For Murdering Wife
Crime & Court

Man Gets Life In Jail For Murdering Wife

Peni has to serve 20 years before a pardon may be considered.

Man Gets More Than 10 Years Jail Time For Rape, Sexual Assault Of Child
Crime & Court

Man Gets More Than 10 Years Jail Time For Rape, Sexual Assault Of Child

High Court Judge Justice Daniel Goundar has sentenced a 19-year-old man to 10 years imprisonment for rape and three ...

Man Who Allegedly Killed Wife at Kinoya Home Pleads Guilty
Crime & Court

Man Who Allegedly Killed Wife at Kinoya Home Pleads Guilty

Fatai Peni, who allegedly slit his wife’s throat following an argument, appeared before Judge Justice Daniel Goundar.

Man Gets 12 Years For Raping Mentally-Impaired Cousin
Crime & Court

Man Gets 12 Years For Raping Mentally-Impaired Cousin

On February 10, 2019, after drinking kava, the offender went to the victim’s home to eat and when he saw the victi...

Stepfather Gets 12 Years For Digital Rape
Crime & Court

Stepfather Gets 12 Years For Digital Rape

Justice Goundar handed down the sentence from Suva to the 35-year-old fisher from Labasa via Skype conference.

Alleged Daughter Killer To Take Plea Next Friday
Crime & Court

Alleged Daughter Killer To Take Plea Next Friday

Kunawave is charged with the murder of his daughter who was one day away from turning four months old.

Baravilala Further Remanded For Alleged Biting Of Partner’s Ear
Crime & Court

Baravilala Further Remanded For Alleged Biting Of Partner’s Ear

A 31-year-old labourer who is alleged to have bitten his defacto partner’s ear, appeared at the High Court in Suva...

‘Sold For Sex’ Trial: Judge Concurs With Assessors, Finds ‘Josie’ Werelagi Guilty
Crime & Court

‘Sold For Sex’ Trial: Judge Concurs With Assessors, Finds ‘Josie’ Werelagi Guilty

Justice Goundar found Werelagi guilty for all counts of domestic trafficking in children and aggravated sexual servi...

‘Sold For Sex’ Trial: Assessors Find Man Guilty of Forcing Teen Into Sex Work
Crime & Court

‘Sold For Sex’ Trial: Assessors Find Man Guilty of Forcing Teen Into Sex Work

Josevata Werelagi, 35, who is also known as Josie, faced three counts of domestic trafficking in children and one of...

‘Sold For Sex’ Trial: “Complainant Used As a Product, Opportunity To Make Money”
Crime & Court

‘Sold For Sex’ Trial: “Complainant Used As a Product, Opportunity To Make Money”

The State prosecutor yesterday told the High Court that the complainant was seen as a ‘product by the accused who ...

“I Was Sold For Sex” Says 19-Year-Old In High Court Trial
NEWS

“I Was Sold For Sex” Says 19-Year-Old In High Court Trial

The complainant said that “Josie” called her and handed her a packet of condoms and told her to follow the iTauk...

Ex-Fijian 7s Rep Nasilasila Jailed Eight Years for Rape
Crime & Court

Ex-Fijian 7s Rep Nasilasila Jailed Eight Years for Rape

Amenoni Nasilasila was yesterday sentenced to eight years imprisonment with a non-parole period of six years at the ...

Judge Orders Psychiatric Examination For Henri Lusaka
NEWS

Judge Orders Psychiatric Examination For Henri Lusaka

The High Court in Suva has been told that a man charged with the murder of his wife at Service Street in Suva attemp...

Man Pleads Not Guilty to Rape, Robbery, Intimidation Charges
NEWS

Man Pleads Not Guilty to Rape, Robbery, Intimidation Charges

It is alleged that on January 17, 2019, in Tamavua, Suva, the accused, Savenaia Baleinadi raped and sexu­ally assau...

Domestic Trafficking In Children Case: Werelagi Remanded
NEWS

Domestic Trafficking In Children Case: Werelagi Remanded

It is alleged that between July 18 and July 22, 2015 in Suva, the suspect by the use of threats or force, caused a 1...

Nikolic Drug Case: Yvette Nikolic Found Not Guilty Of All Charges
NEWS

Nikolic Drug Case: Yvette Nikolic Found Not Guilty Of All Charges

Judge Justice Daniel Goundar in the High Court in Suva there is no evidence of the conduct of the first accused when...

Alleged Street Mugger Remanded In Custody
NEWS

Alleged Street Mugger Remanded In Custody

  A Suva man charged with one count of aggravated robbery pleaded not guilty at the Suva High Court yesterday. ...

20-Year-Old Pair Granted Bail For Alleged Theft
NEWS

20-Year-Old Pair Granted Bail For Alleged Theft

Two 20-year-old men each charged with one count each of aggravated robbery and theft were granted bail by the Suva H...

Lami Robbery Charge Man Remanded
NEWS

Lami Robbery Charge Man Remanded

  A 20-year-old man charged with theft has been further remanded in custody by the Suva High Court. Sekove Vade...

Two Remanded In Custody
NATION

Two Remanded In Custody

  Two men charged with aggravated robbery and damaging property have been remanded in custody. Avenai Yalaqita ...

Long Jail Terms To Denounce Rape Warranted: Judge
NEWS

Long Jail Terms To Denounce Rape Warranted: Judge

  Young man sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for rape of 12-year-old cousin The courts will continue to take ...

Rape, Assault Accused Pleads Not Guilty
NATION

Rape, Assault Accused Pleads Not Guilty

  A 26-year-old man alleged to have assaulted and raped a 24-year-old victim in Lami on December 14 last year p...

Farmer Waits On Appeal Against 40-Month Jail Term
NATION

Farmer Waits On Appeal Against 40-Month Jail Term

Suspect claimed that the lawyer who had represented him suggested if he appealed, he could get a higher sentencing. ...

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