THE lawyer of the man accused of raping a British volunteer told the assessors that prosecution had the wrong man in custody.
In delivering his closing submissions, Legal Aid Commission lawyer Romanu Vananalagi said his client was with his aunt Laisani Ciwa having dinner at her house on March 3, 2011.
The court heard that the alleged offence took place between 6:30pm and 9pm.
Mr Vananalagi said Ms Ciwa's evidence supported his client's statement but police officers at the Levuka Police Station "deliberately ignored" her evidence.
He said his client's mother Kesaia Yalewa was not made to read her caution interview but was only told to sign the document.
He added Ms Yalewa had clearly said in court that the information stated in her caution interview was wrong and she did not know her caution interview was written in such a way by the interviewing police officer.