Lautoka man charged with murder over Tailevu man’s death

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A 26-year-old man from Lautoka has been charged with murder after the death of a 24-year-old man from Nabouciwa in Nakelo, Tailevu last October.

The accused was arrested from Koroipita, Naikabula in Lautoka, some four months after the alleged incident in Nausori.

Fiji Police Chief of Intelligence, Investigations and Prosecutions Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police Sakeo Raikaci said the Divisional Crime Officer Eastern and a team of investigators had been pursuing several leads during that period that eventually led to the arrest.

On October 20 (2022), the deceased was found seated on a bench outside a supermarket in Nausori town, with visible injuries.

He was rushed to the Nausori Health Centre and later transferred to CWM hospital in Suva where he succumbed to his injuries.

A/ACP Raikaci said the investigation team was able to gather evidence to conduct a search at the accused’s home where items were recovered that allegedly linked him to the crime.

The accused has been charged with one count of murder and will be produced at the Nausori Magistrates Court today.

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