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Man on murder charge

Salaseini Moceiwai
Thursday, August 14, 2014

POLICE have charged a Taveuni man with murder and four others with assault occasioning actual bodily harm following a brawl last weekend.

Spokesman Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri yesterday said the five would be produced in court today.

"One of the men has been charged with murder while four others have been charged with assault," he said.

"The alleged assault led to the death of a 47-year-old man and this happened outside a popular dance spot on the island.

"The incident also landed another man in hospital last Sunday."

Insp Sokomuri earlier said the deceased was drinking grog with a friend when he was allegedly assaulted by the suspects.

Villagers earlier contacted by the newspaper but refused to be named claimed the suspects wanted to enter but were refused entry.

A villager claimed the group of men refused to pay their admission so the victim didn't allow them in.

It is believed after the dance, the brawl happened which led to the death.

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