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Corrections officers to be served full disclosures

April 6, 2021 12:50 pm

The Prosecution has been given 21 days to file full disclosures to eight former and suspended Corrections Officers charged with the assault and death of Seremaia Naidole Momo.

Josefa Satini, Joji Raqamate, Waisea Sadranu, Nemani Vasuvulagi, Isei Rakaso, Josefa Boletakibureta, Pita Raikoso and Apisai Naqamu have been charged with one count each for act intended to cause grievous harm.

It is alleged that on 20th February 2019, they continuously punched Momo several times inside the Chief Operations Office at the Naboro Minimum Corrections Centre.

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Rakaso, Raikoso and Boletakibureta are charged with one count of assault causing actual bodily harm.

Rakaso is also charged with one count of complicity in the suicide of another.

It is alleged that on the same day, he wilfully procured the suicide of Seremaia Momo by telling him to kill himself with a plastic wire inside the Solitary Block in the Naboro Minimum Corrections Centre.

A notice of alibi has already been filed for Nemani Vasuvulagi and Apisai Naqamu.

Bail has been extended and the case will be called again on April 29th for mention.

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