Bail extended for tertiary student facing rape charge

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A 26-YEAR-OLD man charged with one count of rape had his bail extended by the High in Court in Suva.

The accused appeared before judge Justice Riyaz Hamza today.

It is alleged that on March 24, 2019, the man entered the 24-year-old complainant’s home at a Suva settlement and raped her.

He pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The court heard the complainant and the accused were from the same settlement and both were tertiary students.

State lawyer Sadaf Shameem informed the court that there were no admissions in the caution interview and the State was not relying on it.

The case has been adjourned to September 7, 2019.

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