30 Nov 2018

Fiji police appear in court over murder of rugby player

4:55 pm on 30 November 2018

Two Fiji police officers who allegedly murdered a 26-year-old local rugby player have appeared in the Suva High court.

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Photo: RNZI/Johnny Blades

Kelepi Kolinisau and Selema Tikoenaburevere are alleged to have murdered Josua Lalauvaki following an assault outside a Suva nightclub in September.

Mr Lalauvaki died last month as a result of injuries allegedly sustained in the assault.

The FBC reported the prosecution has informed the court that they need time to file information and disclosures.

The defence has made a bail application and the prosecution has been given time until next week to file their response.

The matter has been adjourned until next Thursday with the two officers remanded in custody.

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