Sigatoka man jailed to six years for rape

Update: 1:55PM A 24-YEAR-old Sigatoka man has been sentenced to six years and nine months in prison after he was found guilty of rape.

Aminio Vukicigau is believed to have raped a woman during a drinking party on October 15 back in 2014 in Sigatoka.

He appeared before Justice Aruna Aluthge.

While delivering his judgement, Justice Aluthge informed the court that the complainant had been part of a drinking party with the accused, her cousin and a few others.

It was around this time that the accused pulled and forced the victim into a van where he had sexual intercourse with her.

The accused has 30 days to appeal.