Fiji Time: 11:12 AM on Friday 27 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Robbery suspect's body heads home

Monday, August 25, 2014

Update: 4:15PM THE body of the late Vilikesa Soko, a robbery suspect who died in police custody on Wednesday, has departed the Lautoka Hospital mortuary for Suva.

His father Jeremaia Soko led relatives in a hearse after 2pm and said his son, aged 33, would be laid to rest at the Nasinu Cemetery after a church service at the familys home in Kalabu tomorrow morning.

The deceased was arrested in connection to a $50,000 daylight robbery in Nadi Town two weeks ago.

His family alleges he was assaulted by police officers and the Fiji Police Force has launched a criminal investigation, following his death.

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.62590.6069
JPY 58.270455.2704
GBP 0.31140.3034
EUR 0.44340.4314
NZD 0.72230.6893
AUD 0.65460.6296
USD 0.47290.4559



Exchange Rate updated on 27th November 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Police look into allege gun use
  2. Hazelman on the world stage
  3. No way in
  4. Talks begin on removal of fuel and sunken vessel
  5. Company looks at claims
  6. Singh cautions Kumar on statements
  7. Violent impact
  8. Models arrive for show
  9. HOTEC exciting, says Naidu
  10. Fish stock healthy

Top Stories this Week

  1. Left for dead Wednesday (25 Nov)
  2. MV Suilven sinks Wednesday (25 Nov)
  3. 8 years for raping man Tuesday (24 Nov)
  4. MV Suilven sinks in Suva Harbour Tuesday (24 Nov)
  5. Friend indeed Monday (23 Nov)
  6. 'Racial slur' Sunday (22 Nov)
  7. Torture suspects known to police Thursday (26 Nov)
  8. Sevens hurdle Tuesday (24 Nov)
  9. Sex assault claim Thursday (26 Nov)
  10. Prof Prasad leaves school premises as 'mark of respect' Monday (23 Nov)