October trial for officers on murder charge

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THE trial for two police officers facing murder charges has been set for October this year.

Kelepi Duri Tautaumacala Kolinisau and Selema Tikoenaburevere who are charged for allegedly murdering  Joseua Lalauvaki following an altercation outside a Suva nightclub on September 2, 2018 appeared before Justice Vincent Perera at the High Court in Suva today.

Mr Lalauvaki died at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital on October 11, 2018 as a result of injuries allegedly sustained by him as a result of the police assaults.

The trial date has been fixed from October 14 to 25, 2019 and the matter has been adjourned to July 14, 2019 for Pre-Trial Conference.

Bail has been further extended for both the accused persons.

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