Man facing multiple counts of murder alleges his lawyer was working against him

Man facing multiple counts of murder alleges his lawyer was working against him

By Naveel Krishant
Friday 01/07/2022
Tevita Kapawale

A man who is facing multiple counts of murder has today alleged in the Suva High Court that his lawyer is being paid by the complainants to work against him.

Tevita Kapawale allegedly murdered 5 crew members on FV Tiro II, last year.

Kapawale informed Justice Daniel Goundar that he was withdrawing his counsel.

Justice Goundar told the lawyer that he does not have to respond to the allegation if he wishes and also told Kapawale to file his grievances with the relevant stakeholders.

The Judge further told Kapawale that he has a right to counsel.

The case will be called on the 20th of this month to check on Kapawale’s legal representation.

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