Fiji Time: 8:25 PM on Saturday 18 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Archives » Article Index

Assessors reach opinion

Kalesi Mele
Friday, November 03, 2017

ASSESSORS reached a unanimous guilty opinion for nine of the 14 accused in the Nadroga, Navosa sedition trial yesterday.

All accused were each charged with two counts of seditious intent.

Ratu Inoke Tasere, Jimi Koroibete, Adi Cuvu Gavidi Atama, Ulaiyasi Rabua Tuivomo, Semi Tanakili, Mosese Navaci, Eroni Rikoriko, Alifereti Gonewai and Jorama Ratulevu were all deemed guilty on two counts of seditious intent by four assessors in the High Court in Lautoka.

The assessors' opinions on the remaining accused varied.

Third accused Seru Kunalagi was found not guilty by three of the assessors on count six.

The same assessors opined sixth accused Peniasi Naqau not guilty on the count 12. Three assessors gave a not guilty opinion on count 15 and 16 for Ratu Osea Bolaqatabu.

The fourth assessor, however, found the accused guilty on the 15th count.

Three of the assessors were of the opinion that ninth accused Ratu Tevita Makutu was not guilty of the 18th count.

The second assessor gave a not guilty opinion for Mr Nakuinivou.

High Court judge Justice Sunil Sharma will deliver his judgment next Wednesday.








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 0.62050.6015
JPY 55.545452.5454
GBP 0.36760.3596
EUR 0.41340.4014
NZD 0.71590.6829
AUD 0.64370.6187
USD 0.48830.4713

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 17th, November, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. A proud Fijian in Bonn
  2. Passion and pride
  3. Important test
  4. COP23: Tense finance negotiations delay close
  5. Broken crossings raise villagers' concerns
  6. Military tattoo
  7. Labour to map out strategies for 2018 poll
  8. Dengue cases drop
  9. Charting a course for change
  10. Surgical team offers free ENT treatment

Top Stories this Week

  1. Fiji places second for Miss World 2017 talent Wednesday (15 Nov)
  2. COP23: France invite for Timoci Friday (17 Nov)
  3. Signed, sealed, delivered, I'm yours Sunday (12 Nov)
  4. Storer stands strong Sunday (12 Nov)
  5. Students holiday fares clarified Tuesday (14 Nov)
  6. Where there's a will... Thursday (16 Nov)
  7. Stunningly impressive Tuesday (14 Nov)
  8. Bati-mania Tuesday (14 Nov)
  9. Tighten defence Wednesday (15 Nov)
  10. Arnold pays Fiji a visit Monday (13 Nov)