Nasilasila rape trial: Judge overturns assessors opinion; convicts Nasilasila

Amenoni Nasilasila pictured in this file picture with his lawyers at the Lautoka High Court. Picture: REINAL CHAND/FT FILE

JUSTICE Daniel Goundar has overturned the assessors verdict of not guilty and convicted Amenoni Nasilasila of one count of rape.

The Lautoka High Court Judge said the complainant was a reliable witness and he has accepted all her accounts of the incident.

Justice Goundar has just delivered his judgement and the matter has been stood down for both parties to file their respective submissions later today.

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