Lolohea was furious and wanted revenge

Timoci Lolohea (centre) who is charged with one count of murder is escorted by police officers during a break in the trial at the Suva High Court. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA

A 56-YEAR-OLD man charged with the alleged murder of his de-facto partner in Nadera last year told the High Court today that she was ‘an enemy and a thorn to his flesh’ after he discovered that she had a boyfriend.

Timoci Lolohea took the witness stand for his defence as the trial continued before Justice Salesi Temo at the High Court in Suva.

In his evidence, Mr Lolohea said there was an instrument of death that used him to murder his defacto partner.

Mr Lolohea told court that after he found out that the deceased had betrayed him by not complying with the agreements that they had made earlier, it created anger and so he took revenge to protect his integrity.

He said he was blinded by anger that made him want to ‘finish her on the spot’.

Mr Lolohea said he was a very short tempered man and as he stabbed his defacto partner, he was reminded of his military training.

Mr Lolohea is alleged to have unlawfully entered the compound of Zulfikar Begg where the deceased was working and committed the offence.

It is alleged that before the alleged incident happened, he had approached Dicovi to sign some documents.

The trial continues tomorrow.


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