Justice Salesi Temo

Bail For An Alleged Rapist Extended
Crime & Court

Bail For An Alleged Rapist Extended

The court heard that the accused would be giving evidence during the trial.

Naimawi Guilty Of Murdering Wife, Sentenced To Life Imprisonment
Crime & Court

Naimawi Guilty Of Murdering Wife, Sentenced To Life Imprisonment

Judge Justice Salesi Temo has ordered Jekope Naimawi to serve a minimum term of 18 years before a pardon may be cons...

Man Who Raped His Wife With A Body Spray Bottle Sentenced To 7 Years Imprisonment
Crime & Court

Man Who Raped His Wife With A Body Spray Bottle Sentenced To 7 Years Imprisonment

The court heard that according to the victim, her mother-in-law began to speak ill of her to others, and the offende...

Murder Accused Carried Wife Like A Dead Pig, Court Hears
Crime & Court

Murder Accused Carried Wife Like A Dead Pig, Court Hears

She told the court that after some time while drinking, Naimawi and his wife had a fight and she saw Naimawi took th...

Naitasiri Man Pleads Not Guilty To Murdering Wife
Crime & Court

Naitasiri Man Pleads Not Guilty To Murdering Wife

It is alleged that Koroi murdered his 28-year-old wife, Adi Waidru at Naqara, Waima, in Vunidawa, Naitasiri, on May ...

‘I Am The Boss Of Your Body’, Father Tells Daughter During Rape, Sentenced To 15 Years In Jail
Crime & Court

‘I Am The Boss Of Your Body’, Father Tells Daughter During Rape, Sentenced To 15 Years In Jail

Justice Temo told the man that as a father, he was supposed to look after her, care for her and guide her to become ...

Fiji’s Acting Chief Justice Says High Court Judges Order Was Invalid
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Fiji’s Acting Chief Justice Says High Court Judges Order Was Invalid

“He (Justice Temo) did so without consulting my office in any respect and my office became aware of his reviewing ...

Court Quashes Sentence And Conviction Of Student Caught Dating During COVID-19 Restrictions
Crime & Court

Court Quashes Sentence And Conviction Of Student Caught Dating During COVID-19 Restrictions

“For a young 19-year-old second-year University of the South Pacific student (USP), with no previous conviction, t...

Fiji High Court Judge Quashes 49 Cases On Social Gathering Sentences
Crime & Court

Fiji High Court Judge Quashes 49 Cases On Social Gathering Sentences

He ruled that penalties dished out by Magistrates Courts were cruel, inhumane, degrading and, or disproportionately ...

Kadavu Man Sentenced To 7 Years Imprisonment For Possession Of 15 Kilograms Of Marijuana
Crime & Court

Kadavu Man Sentenced To 7 Years Imprisonment For Possession Of 15 Kilograms Of Marijuana

On July 20, 2018, at Suva, Siva without lawful authority was found in possession of an illicit drug namely cannabis ...

Father Who Allegedly Killed 4 Month Old Baby Daughter Further Remanded
Crime & Court

Father Who Allegedly Killed 4 Month Old Baby Daughter Further Remanded

Kunawave is charged with the murder of his daughter. He is alleged to have seriously injured his daughter, resulting...

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...

Justice Temo Labels Robbery Trio As  Cowardly Attackers, Sentences Them To 12 And 13 Years Imprisonment
Crime & Court

Justice Temo Labels Robbery Trio As Cowardly Attackers, Sentences Them To 12 And 13 Years Imprisonment

They then entered into the house of the third complainant as trespassers. They stole pairs of canvas valued at $700.

Justice Salesi Temo: Get A Lawyer To Represent You
Crime & Court

Justice Salesi Temo: Get A Lawyer To Represent You

Mosese Koroi appeared before Justice Salesi Temo yesterday, charged with the one count of murder of 23-year-old Sein...

Court Remands Accused Charged With Aggravated Sexual Servitude And Domestic Trafficking In Children
Crime & Court

Court Remands Accused Charged With Aggravated Sexual Servitude And Domestic Trafficking In Children

Werelagi’s lawyer from the Legal Aid Commission, Lavenia David, told the court that the accused had arranged his s...

Evidence Destruction May Lead to Fiji’s Biggest Marijuana Haul Case Being Thrown Out
Crime & Court

Evidence Destruction May Lead to Fiji’s Biggest Marijuana Haul Case Being Thrown Out

Justice Temo questioned the prosecutor how and why the evidence was destroyed.

Man, 25, Gets 15-Year Jail Term For Rape
NEWS

Man, 25, Gets 15-Year Jail Term For Rape

The 25-year-old admitted that on November 2, 2017, he asked the child to come inside his house where he sodomised th...

Fiji High Court Judge Slams Society for Heinous Crime
NATION

Fiji High Court Judge Slams Society for Heinous Crime

I am getting tired of punishing people who are found guilty of raping children, Justice Temo adds.

‘Cowardly’ Thugs Get 12 Years Jail Time
NEWS

‘Cowardly’ Thugs Get 12 Years Jail Time

On the same day, at Sports City in Suva, Sarai and Koroitamana with others, robbed Roseline Mudaliar of a handbag an...

Justice Temo says courts will continue to pass long prison sentences
NEWS

Justice Temo says courts will continue to pass long prison sentences

Justice Temo made the remarks on Friday when he jailed a 36-year-old man from Ovalau for raping his eight-year old n...

Salesi Temo: Families Lived In Fear Of Their Lives At Raiwai
NEWS

Salesi Temo: Families Lived In Fear Of Their Lives At Raiwai

Rokosawa was locked at the Raiwaqa Police Station and taken to CWM Hospital for medical examination and treatment.

Retired Military Officer Found Guilty Of Manslaughter
NEWS

Retired Military Officer Found Guilty Of Manslaughter

Wame Waqavanua was charged with one count of murder of a 23-year-old man in Raiwaqa in November, 2015.

Mother Guilty Of Infanticide
NEWS

Mother Guilty Of Infanticide

On March 9, 2017, in Navua, Raceva had suffocated her seven days old baby boy.

Justice Temo  Overturns Unanimous Not Guilty Verdict
NEWS

Justice Temo Overturns Unanimous Not Guilty Verdict

While delivering his judgment yesterday morning, Justice Temo said in the 25 years he has been in the judicial syste...

Prosecutor Gets Schooled On Job
NEWS

Prosecutor Gets Schooled On Job

It was alleged that on September 11, last year, Ledua Talemaitoga, 18 and Tomasi Tuicakau, 19, robbed the complainan...

Temo Says Pending Cases Should Be Dealt With First
NATION

Temo Says Pending Cases Should Be Dealt With First

  A 31-year-old man who has several pending matters before the Nasinu and Suva magistrates courts was remanded ...

Murder Accused Seeks Move From Temo Court
NATION

Murder Accused Seeks Move From Temo Court

  Lawyer Barbara Malimali made a verbal application, asking for a transfer out of Justice Salesi Temo’s court...

Man Pleads Not Guilty To Rape Charge
NEWS

Man Pleads Not Guilty To Rape Charge

It is alleged that in 2013 in Namosi, the man had alleg­edly raped the eight-year-old complainant.

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