25th February 09:12 PM
Tugi charged with allegedly buying minors under the age of 18-years for immoral purposes granted bail
By Naveel Krishant
Thursday 13/02/2020

Suva Magistrate Jioji Boseiwaqa has granted bail to Simione Tugi who is charged with allegedly buying a girl under the age of 18 years and selling her for sex.

The case will be called on the 28th of this month.

The 29-year-old unemployed man from Nabua was arrested by the Totogo Operations Team after evading arrest since May 2015 when the matter first came to light.

Tugi is alleged to have sold the victim who was 16 years old at the time of the alleged incident, on two separate occasions to two different men for the purpose of sexual intercourse whereby he received money on both occasions.

The offence was committed between January to February 2015 in Nabua.

Tugi faces one count of Buying Minors Under the Age of 18 years For Immoral Purposes.


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