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High Court Allows Time To Finalise Agreed Facts In Alleged Murder Case
Crime & Court

High Court Allows Time To Finalise Agreed Facts In Alleged Murder Case

It is alleged that Nasetava on August 31, 2019, at Walu Bay in Suva, murdered his wife, Amelia Mafi.

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...

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...

Director Of Public Prosecutions Charges Two Police Officers With Aggravated Robbery
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Director Of Public Prosecutions Charges Two Police Officers With Aggravated Robbery

It is alleged that on 24 March 2020, the two police officers stole $500 cash from a Chinese national after approachi...

2019 SODELPA AGM Invalid, Judge Sharma Rules
Crime & Court

2019 SODELPA AGM Invalid, Judge Sharma Rules

He said the plaintiffs’ right to freedom of political choice and right to participate in the activities of a polit...

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-...

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 ...

Judge Dismisses Padarath, Vakaloloma Appeal Case
Crime & Court

Judge Dismisses Padarath, Vakaloloma Appeal Case

Padarath was charged by the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) with one count of forgery and was...

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
Crime & Court

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...

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