Soko-Boila trial: Case adjourned, State witness sick

Update: 4:38PM THE trial of eight police officers and a soldier who allegedly assaulted and raped robbery suspects, Senijieli Boila and the late Vilikesa Soko, has been adjourned to Friday.

An application was made by lead prosecutor Lee Burney this morning for the trial to be adjourned because his final witness was sick.

The submission was allowed by Justice Aruna Aluthge.

Only one State witness was called to the witness stand today before the break.

Fiji Police Force Internal Affairs investigator Detective Sergeant Suliano Tevita gave evidence as the lead investigator in the alleged rape and sexual assault of Soko and Boila on August 15, 2014.

He also investigated two of the accused who are charged with interfering with the course of justice.

On trial are Manasa Talala, Seruvi Caqusau, Kelevi Sewatu, Penaia Drauna, Filise Vere, Viliame Vereivalu, Jona Davonu, Senitiki Natakasavu and soldier Pita Matairavula.

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