Raiwalui pleads not guilty to allegedly murdering New Zealand businessman, Ashkan Farsani

Raiwalui pleads not guilty to allegedly murdering New Zealand businessman, Ashkan Farsani

By Dhanjay Deo
Monday 02/12/2019

Rusiate Raiwalui who is alleged to have killed a New Zealand national in May this year has pleaded not guilty to a count of murder in the Suva High Court this morning.

The State lawyer made an application to include a further charge of unlawful possession of illicit drugs.

The court was told that Raiwalui allegedly had possession of 101.3 grams of cocaine on 8th May this year.

Raiwalui has also pleaded not guilty to this charge.

He has been further remanded in custody by the Suva High Court and the matter has been adjourned to 14th February next year.

New Zealand businessman, Ashkan Farsani was dropped off at the CWM Hospital on 8th May this year with stab wounds found on his chest.

He was later pronounced dead after doctors failed to revive him.

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