Man facing alleged murder charges to front court

April 23, 2024 8:15 am

The 45-year-old man who allegedly seriously assaulted a 38-year-old man in Sakoca, Nasinu, resulting in his death, has been charged.

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions has charged the man with one count of murder and two counts of assault causing actual bodily harm.

This incident occurred over the weekend.

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It is alleged the victim, who tried to intervene in a domestic dispute, allegedly lost his life due to injuries sustained during the alleged assault.

Police say the victim went to the couple’s home in Sakoca after being invited to continue drinking following a night out in Suva.

The suspect, who arrived later to join the group, allegedly got into a heated argument with his wife and assaulted her.

According to the police, the victim was allegedly assaulted and struck with an iron rod, resulting in serious injuries that led to his death.

He will appear in the Nasinu Magistrates Court today.