Con­struc­tion worker gets 10 years for rape

Fiji Sun - - Suncity - JES­SICA GOUNDER

Acon­struc­tion worker has been jailed for 10 years and seven months by the High Court in Suva for rap­ing a neigh­bour. Akariva Qal­i­tu­igau, 26, had pleaded not guilty but he was found guilty by the as­ses­sors. Jus­tice Achala Wen­gap­puli, con­curred.

Qal­i­tu­igau will serve a non-pa­role pe­riod of eight years and seven months. The in­ci­dent took place af­ter a drink­ing party at the vic­tim’s house. Qal­i­tu­igau had de­cided to sleep over af­ter the party fin­ished. Edited by Ne­mani De­laibatiki

Photo: Roneel Karthik

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