Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

ODPP Rape and Sexual Offences Statistics – September 2019
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ODPP Rape and Sexual Offences Statistics – September 2019

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) released the data that relates to the number of formal indi...

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

Prosecution: More Complainants Against Pastor
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Prosecution: More Complainants Against Pastor

Tulavu is charged with four counts of rape and one count of sexual assault.

Lawyer Serukai Sets Mindset To Conquer All Challenges
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Lawyer Serukai Sets Mindset To Conquer All Challenges

“Have people in your life who can teach you new things every day. Remember to never forget your humble beginnings,...

Prosecution To Call 5 Witnesses In Attempted Murder Trial
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Prosecution To Call 5 Witnesses In Attempted Murder Trial

Padyachi’s trial will start on October 7 and conclude on October 11.

Fiji Times Ltd, Former-Publisher Issued Notices
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Fiji Times Ltd, Former-Publisher Issued Notices

The notices were issued after the three respondents and their lawyers failed to turn up in court on the previous two...

ODPP Files Amended Charges Against Cypriot Brother
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ODPP Files Amended Charges Against Cypriot Brother

Cyprus nationals Loizos Petridis, 42, and Cleanthis Petridis, 46, face charges involving the withdrawal of money fro...

Office Of The Director Of Public Prosecutions Wants More Time To Review Robbery Case
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Office Of The Director Of Public Prosecutions Wants More Time To Review Robbery Case

Prosecutor from the ODPP Shirley Tivao, told the court that disclosures, revealed the accused with other accomplices...

Children in State Homes ‘Lack  Parental, Community Support’
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Children in State Homes ‘Lack Parental, Community Support’

In the past five years, 347 children have been remanded and 96 committed.

Boot Camps, Custody ‘Won’t Work’ For Child Offenders
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Boot Camps, Custody ‘Won’t Work’ For Child Offenders

She said where children were in conflict with the law there was a need to understand the methods that ensured that c...

Office Of The Director Of Public Prosecution Withdraws Theft Charges Against Shazran Abdul Lateef
Crime

Office Of The Director Of Public Prosecution Withdraws Theft Charges Against Shazran Abdul Lateef

Lateef was charged with two counts of theft.

Two Persons, One Name, Causes Confusion In Court
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Two Persons, One Name, Causes Confusion In Court

When Temo first appeared at the Magistrates Court in Suva in August last year, he was remanded in custody and the ma...

Longest Jail Term For Drug Offence
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Longest Jail Term For Drug Offence

Fiji Court of Appeal increases 14-year sentences to 25 years in a landmark decision.

Two Set To Enter Plea On Joint Charges
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Two Set To Enter Plea On Joint Charges

It is alleged Epeli and Ho on December 23, 2018, in Nadi, without lawful authority, attempted to export 2015.7 grams...

Man, 54, Accused Of Raping Granddaughter, 9, In Remand
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Man, 54, Accused Of Raping Granddaughter, 9, In Remand

The accused appeared before Judge Justice Daniel Goundar on Monday. The accused is charged with one count each of ra...

Waidradra Murder: Report Finds Accused Unfit To Stand
Crime

Waidradra Murder: Report Finds Accused Unfit To Stand

Dakai is charged with one count of murder. He is alleged to have murdered 34-year- old security guard Timoci Dogai o...

Fijian Joins Study Tour Of US Justice System
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Fijian Joins Study Tour Of US Justice System

Principal Legal Officer Madanavosa is one of 13 participants from around the world to attend the one-month programme.

Man, 62, Charged with Trafficking Four Bangladeshi Men into Fiji
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Man, 62, Charged with Trafficking Four Bangladeshi Men into Fiji

There were 51 people charged with a total of 126 counts of separate incidents in April.

Teenager facing rape, defilement charges on remand
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Teenager facing rape, defilement charges on remand

The accused is also facing one count of defilement.

2 Juveniles Charged With Serious Sexual Offences
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2 Juveniles Charged With Serious Sexual Offences

A Police officer was also charged with the attempted rape and the rape of a 17-year-old girl last month.

Pastor Pleads Not Guilty To Rape Charges
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Pastor Pleads Not Guilty To Rape Charges

"The church member’s co-accused, Pastor Waisake Tulavu has pleaded not guilty to the charge at the High Court in S...

Grandpa, 77, on rape charge of granddaughter
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Grandpa, 77, on rape charge of granddaughter

The accused appeared before Judge Justice Daniel Goundar. It is alleged that the accused had carnal knowledge of a 2...

Rape accused, 54, on remand
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Rape accused, 54, on remand

He also told the court that the accused and the complainant live in the same village in Tailevu.

Trial of stepfather facing rape charge begins tomorrow
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Trial of stepfather facing rape charge begins tomorrow

The complainant was 12 years old at the time of the offence while the accused was 36 years old.

Man, 23, facing robbery charge seeks Commission’s help
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Man, 23, facing robbery charge seeks Commission’s help

The accused opted to seek Legal Aid Commission representation.

Judge Raises Concerns with Lawyers’ Pattern of Late Filing
NATION

Judge Raises Concerns with Lawyers’ Pattern of Late Filing

It is a serious concern on how late the information is filed in rape cases.

2018 Rape Cases Trial Dates Moved Forward To 2020
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2018 Rape Cases Trial Dates Moved Forward To 2020

The one week trial will commence on April 6 and conclude on April 10, 2020.

Drug Charge Villager Has Bail Extended
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Drug Charge Villager Has Bail Extended

Ratu Tevita Lalakonakoro appeared before Justice Chamath Morais yesterday charged with one count of unlawful cultiva...

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