Bainimarama's former bodyguard Pita Matairavula jailed for 9 years with a non‑parole period of 6 years. We are grateful to the Sri Lankan judge who refused to cow to Police Commissioner Sitiveni Qiliho who was shielding Matairavula and other killer Police Officers, and during the trial barged into the courtroom, presumably to intimidate the presiding judge
Judge Aruna Aluthge: "NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW"
Manasa Talala and Seruvi Caqusau have been sentenced to 8 years imprisonment with a non-parole period of 5 years, Kelevi Sewatu, Penaia Drauna and Senitiki Natakasavu were sentenced to 7 years imprisonment with a non‑parole period of 4 years while Filise Vere, Viliame Vereivalu, Jona Davonu and Pita Matairavula have been sentenced to 9 years imprisonment with a non‑parole period of 6 years.
Manasa Talala, Seruvi Caqusau, Kelevi Sewatu, Penaia Drauna, Filise Vere, Viliame Vereivalu, Jona Davonu, Pita Matairavula and Senitiki Natakasavu were each charged with the rape and sexual assault of Vilikesa Soko and Senijeli Boila.
Soko succumbed to his injuries and later died in custody.
The incidents happened in August 2014 in Malevu, in the Western Division.
Manasa Talala and Viliame Vereivalu were also charged with defeating the course of justice by instructing other police officers to make false statements. Source: Fijivillage News
Manasa Talala: Eight years with a non-parole period of five years.Seruvi Caqusau: Eight years with a five year non-parole period.
Kelevi Sewatu: Seven years with a non-parole period of four years
Penaia Drauna: Seven years with a non-parole period of four years.
Filise Vere: Nine years, mainly because the judge said he was a principle offender as he was the one that was rubbing chillies and also sexually assaulting Vilikesa Soko.
Viliame Vereivalu: Nine years imprisonment with a non-parole period of six years.
Jone Davonu: Nine years with a non-parole period of six years.
Pita Matairavula: Nine years with a non-parole period of six years.
Senitiki Natakasavu: Seven years imprisonment with four years parole-period.