Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 6:32 AM on Tuesday 2 September

/ Front page / News

D-day for man on rape charge

Shalveen Chand
Friday, March 21, 2014

ASSESSORS at the High Court in Suva unanimously returned a not guilty opinion yesterday in the case of a man alleged to have raped a girl he was dating two years ago.

But Josefa Cakau must wait until today for the ruling of the judge on whether he agrees with the assessors.

In his summing up, Justice Prabaharan Kumararatnam said Mr Cakau and the complainant had known each other since 2011.

He told the assessors the complainant admitted she reported the matter to the police only after the accused denied he had any feelings for her.

The judge will deliver his ruling today.


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. Going Golan
  2. Tough but right
  3. Military not taking sides
  4. Rewa victory
  5. 'Kavaholics' told to drink in moderation
  6. Accident in Nadi claims man's life
  7. Police complete Soko death probe
  8. Breakdown concerns
  9. PM: Negotiations with Al-Nusra Front proceeding
  10. Roosters move to second

Top Stories this Week

  1. Shocking discovery Tuesday (26 Aug)
  2. Van Gaal unhappy Wednesday (27 Aug)
  3. Unhappy Fijians Tuesday (26 Aug)
  4. Commander confirms captured soldiers 'safe' Friday (29 Aug)
  5. Unacceptable Tuesday (26 Aug)
  6. Police act Wednesday (27 Aug)
  7. Show of support Thursday (28 Aug)
  8. Going Golan Monday (01 Sep)
  9. Dad tells of heartache as son is buried Wednesday (27 Aug)
  10. Rebels take our soldiers Saturday (30 Aug)