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Police officers charged with murder front court

May 9, 2019 12:28 pm
Kelepi Duri Tautaumacala Kolinisau and Ratu Selema Steven Dennis Tikoenaburevere

The state lawyers in the case involving two police officers will be calling 10-12 witnesses during the trial.

Kelepi Duri Tautaumacala Kolinisau and Ratu Selema Steven Dennis Tikoenaburevere have been charged with one count each of murder.

The two face charges in relation to the death of Josua Lalauvaki and appeared at the Suva High Court today.

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The state also requested for 21 days to sort out the pre-trial issues.

Defense says it will also be relying on direct evidence of the police officers in this case.

They also informed the court that during the trial they will be disputing the fact that their clients caused the death of the victim.

The Defence says they will also be calling some witnesses and the two accused persons will also give evidence.

It’s alleged the two officers assaulted 26-year-old Lalauvaki outside a nightclub in Suva on September 2nd, last year.

Lalauvaki later died at Suva’s CWM hospital on October 11th as a result of injuries he sustained from the alleged assault.

The matter has been adjourned to June 10th for a pre-trial conference.

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