Fiji Time: 3:59 PM on Saturday 20 December

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

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.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Man down, Fiji wins
  2. Fuel drop
  3. Performance to be monitored
  4. Kuridranis celebrate
  5. $530k bonus payout
  6. Proud achievement for duo
  7. Huge relief for mother of two
  8. More rain as police issue stern warning
  9. Arfa's last game
  10. Vunisa scores lifetime try

Top Stories this Week

  1. TV pair sent home Wednesday (17 Dec)
  2. My boy, my hero Monday (15 Dec)
  3. Justice and sleep at last Thursday (18 Dec)
  4. She's gone but the pain stays Tuesday (16 Dec)
  5. TERROR ALERT Gunmen strike Sydney cafe Tuesday (16 Dec)
  6. Clan leader calls for harsher penalties Wednesday (17 Dec)
  7. Five-try Fiji forge Plate final berth Monday (15 Dec)
  8. Court told of baby's tragic end Thursday (18 Dec)
  9. 441 new positions Wednesday (17 Dec)
  10. A-G: Claim ludicrous Friday (19 Dec)