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Alarming revelation

Shalveen Chand
Friday, May 30, 2014

NAMES of more pimps and more clients came forward as the prosecution had their last witness take the stand in the trial of two men charged with slavery and domestic trafficking.

Inoke Raikadroka and Mohammed Sheefaz Sagaitu are alleged to have kept girls in their care and had them provide sexual services to clients.

The caution interviews of the two revealed that similar operations existed within Fiji and girls often moved from Suva to Nadi.

Light was also shed on the darker side of society where the prominent and the rich indulged in sexual acts with girls, some of them as young as 14.

The court heard that one other alleged pimp from Suva, tattooed his "girls" with a particular design.

With the prosecution calling their final witness, defence counsel made an application for a no case to answer on the grounds that there was no slavery because the girls had come on their own.

Justice Paul Madigan said Mr Raikadroka, in his caution interview, had referred to the girls as his products.

But the real drama wasn't the evidence produced in court.

Instead it came from Mr Raikadroka who had become nauseated and vomited in the docks causing the court to take a recess.

Mr Raikadroka insisted he stay until the end of trial yesterday despite his situation.

The case will now continue next Monday when the defence will present its case.








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