17 August 2020

Another man charged in relation to Canberra Comanchero boss murder

| Dominic Giannini
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Pitasoni 'Soni' Ulavalu

Another man has been charged over the stabbing death of Pitasoni ‘Soni’ Ulavalu. Photo: Facebook

Another man has been arrested in relation to the incident at Kokomo’s that resulted in the stabbing of former Canberra Comanchero Commander Pitasoni Ulavalu almost a month ago.

The man was arrested yesterday and has been charged with affray, ACT Policing said. He is the sixth man arrested in connection with the incident.

Yesterday, ACT Policing Criminal Investigations detectives also located a knife they believe is connected to Ulavalu’s murder.

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A team of 27 investigators from a number of areas within ACT Policing are coordinating the investigation with interstate bureaus.

Three men have already faced court on 6 August in relation to the incident. A 26-year-old man, Frederick Elijah Mercy Tuifua of western Sydney, has been formally charged with Ulavalu’s murder.


Police found this knife yesterday; they believe it was the knife used to stab Ulavalu. Photo: ACT Policing.

Tuifua was also refused bail and will appear again in court on 25 August.

Two other men – a 22-year-old and a 23-year-old – also appeared in court on 6 August on charges of affray related to the stabbing.

Superintendent of Criminal Investigations Scott Moller said the two men arrested have links to the Comancheros Outlaw Motorcycle Gang both within the ACT and interstate.

ACT Policing is urging anyone who may have any further information in relation to the murder of Pitasoni Ulavalu to contact Police on 131 444, or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via Crime Stoppers and please quote the reference number 6578758.

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