24th August 02:48 PM
Colanaudolu says police officers rubbed chillies on his private parts
By Nirupa Siwan
Saturday 20/05/2017
Josua Colanaudolu

39-year-old security officer Josua Colanaudolu told the Suva High Court that he was threatened in the police vehicle while they were taking him to the Pacific Harbour Community Post on 20th March last year.

Colanaudalu said that he was dragged out of his house, handcuffed and when brought into the vehicle two officers told him to confess that he raped a 17-year-old girl.

He said he was also threatened to confess that he raped and murdered a 14-year-old girl on Lepanoni Beach.

He said he did not confess to this.

While giving his evidence in court Colanaudolu said that he was told by one of the officers that if he did not confess to the allegations then he will see something that he has never seen in his life before.

Colanaudolu also told the court that the officers took him inside a bure at the Pacific Harbour Community Post and again he was threatened to confess to the allegations.

He said when he again denied he was taken to a roundabout behind the Golf Course, still handcuffed he was blindfolded with a green pompom.

In his evidence he told Justice Temo that after that he felt something wet being rubbed on his private parts which was hot and he assumed that it was chilli.

Colanaudolu said that the officers kept on telling him to confess to the allegations and he kept on denying it and four times chillies were rubbed on his private parts.

He then said that officers punched him on his chest, face and back of his head and when fell on the ground they kicked him.

He told the court that when he asked officers to take off the pompom he saw a officer wearing a pair of hand gloves with chillies still in his hand.

Colanaudolu who is facing one count of murder, 6 counts of rape, 4 counts of abduction and one count of indecently annoying a female, told the High Court that he did not rape any of the girls as alleged and did not murder the 14-year-old girl in Deuba last year.

The charges include the case where Colanaudolu allegedly abducted, raped and murdered a 14-year-old girl in Deuba in March last year.

The trial will continue in the Suva High Court on Monday.

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