Suva High Court

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...

Lami Man Charged With The Murder Of His Partner’s 2 Year Old Brother, Remanded By Court
Crime & Court

Lami Man Charged With The Murder Of His Partner’s 2 Year Old Brother, Remanded By Court

A post mortem was conducted where it was discovered the child died of severe internal injuries. Investigators at Tot...

50 Year Old Man Facing Rape Charge Remanded In Custody
Crime & Court

50 Year Old Man Facing Rape Charge Remanded In Custody

It is alleged that the complainant was walking along Rewa Street in Suva at about 7am on February 11 when the accuse...

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 Jailed For Assaulting Ex-Wife After Finding Messages From Another Man On Her Phone
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Man Jailed For Assaulting Ex-Wife After Finding Messages From Another Man On Her Phone

He had then accessed her phone and read the messages. He discovered that his ex-wife was having an affair with anoth...

Judge: ‘Offender Must Be Punished To Ensure Safety And Security Of Women’, Jails Former Security Supervisor For 8 Years
Crime & Court

Judge: ‘Offender Must Be Punished To Ensure Safety And Security Of Women’, Jails Former Security Supervisor For 8 Years

This statement was made by Judge Justice Aruna Aluthge at the High Court in Suva while sentencing a 43-year-old truc...

Wheelchair-bound Grandfather Pleads Guilty To Rape And Indecent Assault Charges
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Wheelchair-bound Grandfather Pleads Guilty To Rape And Indecent Assault Charges

The incidents occurred on September 11, 2019, at Naitasiri where the man touched the complainant’s private parts a...

Judge Acquits Mow Of Manslaughter, Convicts Him On Lesser Charge
Crime & Court

Judge Acquits Mow Of Manslaughter, Convicts Him On Lesser Charge

The court heard that Mow was drunk and was driving a motor vehicle, causing the death of two civilians and causing s...

Two Men And Teenager Front Court For Alleged Rape On Same Complainant
Crime & Court

Two Men And Teenager Front Court For Alleged Rape On Same Complainant

Two men and a teenager appeared at the High Court in Suva yesterday, separately charged in sexual offence cases on t...

Five Day Trial Of Suspended Doctor To Begin On February 17
Crime & Court

Five Day Trial Of Suspended Doctor To Begin On February 17

It is alleged that on January 25, 2018, in Suva, Ketenilagi assaulted Shri Chand, which resulted in Chand’s death.

Judge Blasts Man, 31, For Sexual Exploitation of Child
Crime & Court

Judge Blasts Man, 31, For Sexual Exploitation of Child

Accused was jailed for 13 years for two counts of rape and three counts of defilement of young person between 13 and...

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...

‘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: Investigating Officer Takes Stand In Trial
Crime & Court

‘Sold For Sex’ Trial: Investigating Officer Takes Stand In Trial

Detective Corporal, Arieta Buidei told the court that in July 2015, she was on standby at the Human Trafficking unit...

‘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 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 ...

Alleged Police Brutality Case Transferred To High Court
Crime & Court

Alleged Police Brutality Case Transferred To High Court

It is alleged that Bolabiu, Naiwau and Turagadrau, on November 5, 2019, at the Pacific Harbour Community Post, with ...

Complainant Tells How Padyachi Allegedly Tried To Drown Her In Pool, Padyachi Remanded
Crime & Court

Complainant Tells How Padyachi Allegedly Tried To Drown Her In Pool, Padyachi Remanded

Justice Morais said mere suspicion was enough for him to cancel Padyachi’s bail as it was a violation of bail cond...

Military Man Denies Trying To Drown Partner, Trial Starts
Crime & Court

Military Man Denies Trying To Drown Partner, Trial Starts

The complainant said she was deeply in love with him and gave him a loan because he had told her that he was in need...

Alleged Knife-Wielding Man Remanded
Crime & Court

Alleged Knife-Wielding Man Remanded

It is alleged that on August 21, 2019, at Bureta Village in Levuka, Boletawa, with intent to cause grievous harm to ...

Father Who Allegedly Killed 4 Month Old Baby Daughter Further Remanded
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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...

Health Minister Takes Stand In Lalauvaki Murder Trial
Crime & Court

Health Minister Takes Stand In Lalauvaki Murder Trial

“Our team saw the patient, concurred with the findings and did an urgent CT scan, which showed freed air… sugges...

Hearing for Rival SODELPA Groups Set For December 10
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Hearing for Rival SODELPA Groups Set For December 10

Suva High Court Judge, Justice Vishwa Datt Sharma, has set December 10 to hear submissions from two rival SODELPA gr...

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...

Assessors Opinion Finds Nausori Man Not Guilty Of Murder But Find Him Guilty Of Assault
Crime & Court

Assessors Opinion Finds Nausori Man Not Guilty Of Murder But Find Him Guilty Of Assault

The matter was called for summing up before Judge Justice Chamath Morais at the High Court in Suva on Wednesday.

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

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...

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