Justice Daniel Goundar

‘Don’t Interact With Children Under 18’, 83 Year Old Grandfather Told
Crime & Court

‘Don’t Interact With Children Under 18’, 83 Year Old Grandfather Told

According to the police charges, the 83-year-old faces three counts of rape of his three granddaughters, aged six an...

Rapist Grandfather Jailed For 14 Years
Crime & Court

Rapist Grandfather Jailed For 14 Years

The incident happened in 2018 when the victim was alone at her home and her father and brother had gone out to their...

Six Years Jail Time For Taxi Robber
Crime & Court

Six Years Jail Time For Taxi Robber

Justice Daniel Goundar sentenced him to six years imprisonment with a non-parole period of three years.

Funds Trustee To Pay $96K To Prakash
NEWS

Funds Trustee To Pay $96K To Prakash

Mr Prakash instructed former lawyer Gyaneshwar Prakash Lala, as his solicitor, to carry out the transaction. Mr Lala...

Suspended Cops On Robbery Charges Plead Not Guilty
Crime & Court

Suspended Cops On Robbery Charges Plead Not Guilty

It is alleged that on March 24, the two Police officers stole $500 cash from a Chinese national after approaching hi...

Man Accused Of Burning Neighbour’s House Will Know His Fate Tomorrow
Crime & Court

Man Accused Of Burning Neighbour’s House Will Know His Fate Tomorrow

On December 26, 2019, between 1 am and 3 am, Tubuna arrived home drunk and was confronted by his wife. His wife aske...

Lagilevu Found Guilty Of Rape, Jailed For 16 Years
Crime & Court

Lagilevu Found Guilty Of Rape, Jailed For 16 Years

Man had been charged with sexual offences, escaping lawful custody and lying to public servant

High Court Approves Appeal For Priest Guilty Of Sexual Assault
Crime & Court

High Court Approves Appeal For Priest Guilty Of Sexual Assault

He was convicted for sexual assault after trial and sentenced to four years imprisonment with a non-parole period of...

Trial Date Set For Man Who Allegedly Tried To Drown Wife
Crime & Court

Trial Date Set For Man Who Allegedly Tried To Drown Wife

The case of Vijay Kumar was called before Judge Justice Daniel Goundar yesterday, however, Kumar was not produced in...

Kadavu Duo Cop 7 Years For Cultivating Marijuana
Crime & Court

Kadavu Duo Cop 7 Years For Cultivating Marijuana

They led the Police officers to their farm from where 1202 plants were uprooted and seized as exhibits. Their size r...

Trial For Man Facing Sex Charges Set For April
Crime & Court

Trial For Man Facing Sex Charges Set For April

It is alleged that Lagilevu on December 13, 2018, at Waimanu Road in Suva, raped and sexually assaulted the 20-year-...

Delainavesi Police Post Attacker Found Guilty
Crime & Court

Delainavesi Police Post Attacker Found Guilty

The man who damaged the Delainavesi Police Post in Lami in 2018, has been found guilty on all offences by the High C...

Former Doctor Gets Six Years Jail Term For Death of Taxi Driver
Crime & Court

Former Doctor Gets Six Years Jail Term For Death of Taxi Driver

Justice Goundar said the attack on the victim was unprovoked and the offender claimed the victim became abusive and ...

Male Partners Using Violence Against Females A Serious Problem, Says Justice Goundar
Crime & Court

Male Partners Using Violence Against Females A Serious Problem, Says Justice Goundar

Justice Goundar said Ms Devi was a daughter, a wife and a mother and she was a victim of gratuitous violence at the ...

Man, 34, Charged With Murder Of Fellow Islander In Rotuma Placed On Remand
Crime & Court

Man, 34, Charged With Murder Of Fellow Islander In Rotuma Placed On Remand

It is alleged that Kafoa and the deceased were drinking when an argument broke out and the accused assaulted the dec...

69 Year Old Charged For The Murder Of 83 Year Old Man In Levuka
Crime & Court

69 Year Old Charged For The Murder Of 83 Year Old Man In Levuka

The alleged incident took place during the midday when the deceased was walking along the street on his way home whe...

Court Hands Down 14-Year Sentence For Child Trafficking
Crime & Court

Court Hands Down 14-Year Sentence For Child Trafficking

In a first of its kind, the Suva High Court today (12.12.19) sentenced a transgender individual to 14 years imprison...

Additional Drug Charge For Murder Accused
Crime & Court

Additional Drug Charge For Murder Accused

Rusiate Sogotubu Raiwalui is alleged to have murdered a New Zealand national in May this year.

‘Sold For Sex’ Trial: ‘Girl Told Me She Was Pregnant’
Crime & Court

‘Sold For Sex’ Trial: ‘Girl Told Me She Was Pregnant’

Werelagi told the court that he listened to her story while they walked to a shop where he bought six bottles of bee...

Legal Aid Commission Rejects Application For Legal Representation By Congolese National On Murder Charges
Crime & Court

Legal Aid Commission Rejects Application For Legal Representation By Congolese National On Murder Charges

Lusaka is charged with one count of murder of his 44-year-old wife Jennifer Anne Downes, an Australian national.

‘Sold For Sex’ Trial: Witness Says Josie Did Her No Harm
Crime & Court

‘Sold For Sex’ Trial: Witness Says Josie Did Her No Harm

During the second day of cross-examination by the defence, the witness revealed to the court that Josie had allegedl...

‘Sold For Sex’ Trial: Witness ‘Was Not Forced’
Crime & Court

‘Sold For Sex’ Trial: Witness ‘Was Not Forced’

For the offence of aggravated sexual servitude, Werelagi is charged with aggravated sexual servitude. It is alleged ...

‘Sold For Sex’ Trial: Witness Tells ‘Josie’ Threatened Her
Crime & Court

‘Sold For Sex’ Trial: Witness Tells ‘Josie’ Threatened Her

Josevata Werelagi, 35, appeared before Judge Justice Daniel Goundar. He denies three counts of domestic trafficking ...

Former Fiji 7s Star Nasilasila Jailed For 8 Years
Crime & Court

Former Fiji 7s Star Nasilasila Jailed For 8 Years

The former sevens player, Amenoni Nasilsila, was sentenced to eight years imprisonment for rape by Justice Daniel Go...

Rugby 7s Star Nasilasila Pleads For Mercy, Leniency
Crime & Court

Rugby 7s Star Nasilasila Pleads For Mercy, Leniency

The 27-year-old appeared before High Court Judge, Justice Daniel Goundar. He was charged with and convicted for the ...

Nasilasila Case: Mum In Tears As 7s Star Is Convicted
Crime & Court

Nasilasila Case: Mum In Tears As 7s Star Is Convicted

“This is my voice. I am a voice, the voice that was quiet that could not talk because of the media, the voice that...

Father Gets 14 Years for Raping Daughter, 5
Crime & Court

Father Gets 14 Years for Raping Daughter, 5

Judge: Intoxication is not an excuse to sexually abuse a child.

Nasilasila Trial: Assessors Return With Not Guilty Verdict
Crime & Court

Nasilasila Trial: Assessors Return With Not Guilty Verdict

Nasilasila is alleged to have raped a 24-year-old woman from Olosara, Sigatoka, on December 22, 2018.

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