Fiji Time: 4:49 PM on Sunday 26 April

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Woman in trouble

Repeka Nasiko
Tuesday, September 10, 2013

A RAKIRAKI woman has landed herself in hot water after she falsely accused her father-in-law of allegedly raping her last year.

Appearing before magistrate Samuela Qica, Saleshni Lata pleaded guilty to one count of giving false information to a public servant. According to the court, Ms Lata told police officers at the Rakiraki Police Station that her father-in-law allegedly had forced sexual intercourse on her in July, 2012. The court stated that police officers then investigated Ms Lata's claims and ultimately charged her father-in-law with one count of rape.

The accused then went to the police station four months later to withdraw her statement and to state that she had in fact slept with her father-in-law voluntarily.

For the offence, Mr Qica sentenced her to a five-month prison term suspended for two years, adding that if Ms Lata reoffended, the court would not be so lenient.





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. Simply the best
  2. Man found unconscious, pronounced dead
  3. Police probe body find
  4. Military team to leave for Noumea
  5. $5m supermarket provides jobs
  6. Bible verse inspires graduate
  7. Toddler drowns in river
  8. Students add colour to celebrations
  9. Time to remember the brave sons
  10. Tourists enjoy fine weather

Top Stories this Week

  1. Gang rape Monday (20 Apr)
  2. Bloody Sunday Monday (20 Apr)
  3. The murder of a schoolteacher Tuesday (21 Apr)
  4. Death shatters dream Monday (20 Apr)
  5. Wish for son's death Monday (20 Apr)
  6. Wrong body for burial Thursday (23 Apr)
  7. Unclaimed body laid to rest Tuesday (21 Apr)
  8. Hunt for terrorist Thursday (23 Apr)
  9. Rights over freehold land Wednesday (22 Apr)
  10. PM's office receives 1000 complaints Thursday (23 Apr)