Case of rape with multiple counts committed to the High Court


The case against a man accused of multiple counts of rape has been committed to the High Court for trial.

John Junior Laufilu is facing four counts of rape and one count of common assault.

He pleaded not guilty to all counts.

Magistrate Dalcy Belapitu Oligari delivered the ruling saying the evidence prosecution submitted was sufficient to commit the accused to the High Court to stand trial.

Oligari directed that the case be called in the High Court on February 23.  Court extended the bail for the accused Laufilu.

Prosecution alleged that on October 28, 2023 at Papaho area, Laufilu had sexual intercourse with the complainant without her consent.

The defendant also allegedly assaulted the same complainant on the same day he had sexual intercourse with her.

Again, on October 29, 2023 at Papaho, the accused allegedly had sexual intercourse with the same complainant without her consent.

Gina Oroi of DPP office act for the Crown and Ben Alasia of PSO appear for the defendant.

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