Murder suspects front court, case transferred to High Court

Police officers Selema Tikoenaburevere (front) and Kelepi Kolinisau (left) escorted by the police officers to the Suva Magistrates Court for alleged murder. Picture: RAMA/FILE

THE two former police officers charged with the death of Joseua LalauvakiĀ appeared before the Suva Magistrates Court this afternoon.

Kelepi Duri Tautaumacala Kolinisau and Selema Tikoenaburevere who are charged with one count of murder each have been remanded by Magistrate Asanga Bodaragama.

It is alleged that the two murdered Lalauvaki following an altercation outside a Suva nightclub on September 2, 2018.

Mr Lalauvaki died at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital on October 11, 2018 as a result of injuries allegedly sustained by him as a result of police assaults.

Magistrate Bodaragama has transferred the matter to the High Court in Suva.

The case has been adjourned to November 30.

Kelepi Duri Tautaumacala Kolinisau outside court today. Picture JESSICA SAVIKE


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