Fiji Time: 1:11 PM on Thursday 25 May

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Accused regrets mistakes

Aqela Susu
Friday, May 19, 2017

ALLEGED rapist and murderer Josua Colanaudolu regretted the mistakes he made and sought forgiveness from the family of a 14-year-old girl he allegedly raped and murdered between last year.

This was revealed in his charge statement read out in the High Court in Suva by charging officer Inspector Simione Ravouvou yesterday.

Mr Colanaudolu is standing trial before Justice Salesi Temo on 12 counts ranging from rape, abduction and murder to assault with intent to cause grievous harm.

In the statement, Mr Colanaudolu was also quoted as confessing to committing the offences.

In his evidence, Insp Ravouvou confirmed the accused was arrested from his home at Vunibuabua settlement in Pacific Harbour by more than 10 officers before a search was conducted at his house. Insp Ravouvou, however, denied allegations that they assaulted and threatened Mr Colanaudolu after his arrest. Mr Colanaudolu was alleged to have murdered and raped a 14-year-old girl at Loloma Beach in Pacific Harbour last year.

Her body was later found abandoned at the same beach by a security officer on March 14.

He was also alleged to have abducted and raped five other women complainants between 1998 and 2012. He has been further remanded in custody.

His trial continues today.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65220.6332
JPY 54.851351.8513
GBP 0.37360.3656
EUR 0.43350.4215
NZD 0.69610.6631
AUD 0.65080.6258
USD 0.48840.4714

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 25th, May, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Civil service pay structure review
  2. Sex crimes rise
  3. Florist turns rags to riches
  4. Waveriders hit Biarritz
  5. No to village bylaw
  6. Plans to install chief
  7. Plea for assistance
  8. Climate funds
  9. North economy boost promise
  10. BRIEFLY

Top Stories this Week

  1. A-G sounds warning Sunday (21 May)
  2. Man wants house back Wednesday (24 May)
  3. Qoro on Pleass board Monday (22 May)
  4. Work cut out Monday (22 May)
  5. 'Past politicians' did not fix roads Saturday (20 May)
  6. Ratu Naiqama set to return as MP Friday (19 May)
  7. Toorak youths distraught over lost jerseys Tuesday (23 May)
  8. Henry's debt to mum Wednesday (24 May)
  9. Pillar of strength Wednesday (24 May)
  10. Thank you midwives Monday (22 May)