Man accused of raping wife to take plea this week

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A MAN charged with raping his wife appeared before Justice Daniel Goundar.

The 34-year-old accused is charged with one count of rape.

It is alleged that the accused raped his 32-year-old wife on January 18, 2019, in Suva.

State lawyer Swastika Sharma said the prosecution was yet to file information whereas the disclosures had been filed.

The accused informed the court that he wanted to engage Legal Aid counsel for his case and since he was in custody , wanted to apply for bail.

Justice Goundar remanded the accused.

The case has been adjourned to May 10, for plea.

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