MURDER OF FIJIAN NATIONAL IN SYDNEY

January 22, 2013. According to the Fiji High Commission in Canberra, Australia, please find below information on the above subject:

On Sunday 20 January 2013, Salaseini BATIRAU and Nacanieli LUTU were involved in a verbal argument at their Sydney home address.

During the argument Nacanieli LUTU grabbed a knife from the kitchen and stabbed Salaseini BATIRAU numerous times in the chest. Salaseini BATIRAU succumbed to her injuries and died at the scene.

Their child Losana LUTU witnessed the incident taking place. Police attended a short time later and arrested Nacanieli LUTU.

He was interviewed by police and subsequently made admissions to stabbing his wife and was charged with murder. Bail was refused. Nacanieli LUTU?s children have been placed in the care of family members.

Victim: Salaseini BATIRAU

DOB: 23/01/1967

ADD: 55 Alexander Street, Macquarie Fields, NSW 2564

Status: Fijian national, Australian citizen 2012

Offender: Nacanieli LUTU

DOB: 28/11/1965

ADD: 55 Alexander Street, Macquarie Fields, NSW 2564

Status: Fijian national

Child 1: Lavenia NALU – 19/04/1998 (female 14 years) Born in Fiji

Child 2: Losana LUTU ? 07/12/2003 (female 9 years) Born in Fiji

Child 3: Tomoci LUTU ? 07/12/2007 (male 3 years) Born in Australia

PRESS RELEASE FROM MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS