Justice Daniel Goundar

Trial For Man Facing Sex Charges Set For April
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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-...

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

Judge: Difficult to Understand Why Married Man Turns to Child for Sexual Desires
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Judge: Difficult to Understand Why Married Man Turns to Child for Sexual Desires

High Court Judge Justice Daniel Goundar says it is very difficult to comprehend why a grownup, married man would tur...

I Still Have Love For Nasilasila, Says Alleged Rape Victim
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I Still Have Love For Nasilasila, Says Alleged Rape Victim

Nasilasila, 27, appeared before Judge Justice Daniel Goundar at the High Court in Lautoka for a one-week trial, whic...

ODPP Stops Proceedings Against Suva Man
Crime & Court

ODPP Stops Proceedings Against Suva Man

Osea Lawedua, 18, appeared before Justice Daniel Goundar on Thursday.

Kadavu Businessman On Murder Charge Granted Bail By High Court
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Kadavu Businessman On Murder Charge Granted Bail By High Court

It is alleged that on December 1, 2018, at Namalata Bay, Kadavu, Vakaloloma recklessly caused the death of Napolioni...

Lawyer Unavailable, Judge Vacates Trial Dates For Pastor Facing Sex Offence Charges
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Lawyer Unavailable, Judge Vacates Trial Dates For Pastor Facing Sex Offence Charges

Justice Goundar then questioned Tulavu whether he had paid any fee and Tulavu said he had paid his lawyer $5650, but...

Canadian National Who Was Found WIth 39 Kilos Of Cocaine In Suva To Stand Trial In April, 2020
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Canadian National Who Was Found WIth 39 Kilos Of Cocaine In Suva To Stand Trial In April, 2020

It is alleged that on February 14, 2019, in Caubati, Suva, Rahman was found in possession of 39.5 kilograms of illic...

Reserve Soldier Raped Girl, 16, After Facebook Talk: Prosecutor
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Reserve Soldier Raped Girl, 16, After Facebook Talk: Prosecutor

State prosecutor from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions Swastika Sharma told the court that the accu...

Congo National Claims Might Be Framed In Death Of Wife
Crime & Court

Congo National Claims Might Be Framed In Death Of Wife

Lusaka appeared before Justice Goundar at the High Court in Suva, charged with one count of murder of his 44-year-ol...

Mechanic, 26, Cops 18 Years Sentence For Rape Of Stepdaughter
Crime & Court

Mechanic, 26, Cops 18 Years Sentence For Rape Of Stepdaughter

The accused, 26, was convicted for five counts of rape and one count of indecent assault of his then 16-year-old ste...

Judge Convicts Man For Rape And Indecent Assault Of Stepdaughter
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Judge Convicts Man For Rape And Indecent Assault Of Stepdaughter

The offences took place at their home between October 2016, and January 2017

Trial For Levuka Man Facing Murder Charges And Assault Set For November
Crime & Court

Trial For Levuka Man Facing Murder Charges And Assault Set For November

It is alleged that Deve on March 4, 2018, in Naikorokoro Village in Levuka, Ovalau, allegedly assaulted his 21-year-...

Retired Teacher, 64, Appears For Alleged Rape Of Granddaughter
Crime & Court

Retired Teacher, 64, Appears For Alleged Rape Of Granddaughter

Justice Goundar granted 14 days to the prosecution and transferred the matter to be heard and for trial before Judge...

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