THE man accused of raping a British volunteer on Ovalau in 2011 gave evidence on Wednesday before High Court judge Justice Prabaharan Kumararatnam.
The 24-year-old, during his examination-in-chief, said on the day of the alleged offence, March 3, he had gone to his aunt's place where he had dinner.
The man, who faces three counts of rape, said while on his way home after dinner, he met a cousin known as Jovili and they decided to watch movies at Jovili's girlfriend's place.
He claimed that they remained there until almost midnight.
His Legal Aid Commission lawyer, Romanu Vananalagi, then asked him to tell the court what transpired two days later.
The man said a village meeting was called which was attended by 30 men.
He added that when he entered the house, police officers were also present.
The court heard that after the meeting the officers checked all the men for injuries or bruises.
He and Jovili were later escorted to the Levuka Police Station where officers told them they were being investigated for the rape of an English woman.
He said when they were at the station they were assaulted by the two investigating officers and forced to admit the offence.
The British woman had come to Fiji to volunteer as a teacher and was teaching at a school on Ovalau when the alleged incident happened.
The trial continues this morning.