Man on murder charge to take plea later this month

A -32-YEAR-OLD man charged with the murder of a New Zealand national will take his plea on July 23.

Rusiate Sogotubu Raiwalui appeared before judge Justice Daniel Goundar today charged with one count of murder.

It is alleged that on May 8, 2019, at Qeleya Rd in Lami, Mr Raiwalui murdered Ashkan Rikthegazader, who was found dead with multiple stab wounds outside the CWM hospital in Suva on the same day.

Justice Goundar gave the State until July 23 to file information and disclosures.

The accused has been further remanded.

The case has been adjourned to July 23.

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