Construction worker gets 10 years for rape
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