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More time for murder case

Ropate Valemei
Monday, February 11, 2013

SAILASA Mociu, who allegedly stabbed a 33-year-old woman to death in Tailevu earlier this month, appeared in the High Court in Suva last week.

Mr Mociu is charged with one count of murder.

In court on Friday, the lawyer from the Director of the Public Prosecution submitted that they needed more time to compile information to be submitted in court.

High Court judge Justice Salesi Temo has adjourned the matter to March 1 for mention.

Mr Mociu appeared without his lawyer Iqbal Khan.

The 43-year-old is alleged to have murdered Kasaya Veisei at her village in Naisaumua on January 9.

It is alleged Mr Mociu stabbed the deceased several times with a knife at a nearby bridge before throwing her body into the creek.

In an earlier appearance last month, Mr Mociu's lawyer Iqbal Khan raised his concerns to the court regarding the treatment his client received at the hands of police officers during interrogation.