Man charged with manslaughter and traffic offences remanded

A 30-YEAR-OLD man charged for multiple traffic offences has been remanded in custody by the High Court in Suva.

Ratu Semi Kabakaba Degei is charged with a count each of manslaughter, dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm and driving motor vehicle while there was presence of alcohol in excess of the prescribed limit found in his blood.

It is alleged that Mr Degei drove a motor vehicle while he was drunk and caused the death of a 32-year-old man who was walking on the side of the road on August 24, 2018, in Nasinu.

Judge Justice Salesi Temo has transferred the matter to Justice Daniel Goundar.

The matter has been adjourned to October 17 for mention.

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