Alleged killer opts for Legal Aid

USAIA Kilaiverata, the man who allegedly murdered his de facto partner and journalist Losana McGowan, has decided to apply for Legal Aid representation.

This was after Kilaiverata’s lawyer Elenoa Leweni informed the High Court in Suva that TL lawyers were withdrawing as counsel of the accused.

Kilaiverata appeared before Justice Priyantha Fernando yesterday charged with one count of murder.

Ms Leweni informed the court that Kilaiverata wished to engage the services of the Legal Aid.

Kilaiverata’s rights to a legal counsel were then again put to him where he opted for Legal Aid.

Justice Fernando also informed Kilaiverata that he was to inform the Legal Aid lawyer of his intention to apply for bail.

He also ordered that police escort Kilaiverata to the Legal Aid office to lodge his application for a lawyer to represent him.

The case has been adjourned to August 3.

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