Man pleads guilty to manslaughter

A MAN who allegedly caused the death of a man in Nakasi in August this year pleaded guilty to his charges after it was read to him in court yesterday.

Ratu Semi Kabakaba Degei of Waila Nausori is charged with one count of manslaughter, one count of dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm and one count of drinking and driving.

The case was called before High Court judge Justice Daniel Goundar at the High Court in Suva.

The incident took place on August 24 at the junction of Vavalagi Road in Nakasi when the accused who is alleged to have been driving under the influence of alcohol hit the victim who was walking with a 26-year-old co-worker.