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3 Police Officers Charged for Causing Actual Bodily Harm

3 Police Officers Charged for  Causing Actual Bodily Harm
Fiji Police
July 05
14:16 2017

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) confirmed that there were 49 people charged with a total of 38 counts of non-sexual violence offences in separate incidents last month.

These cases were filed in the High Courts of Fiji by the Director of Public Prosecutions throughout the month.

The offences were manslaughter (one), aggravated robbery (eight), attempted aggravated robbery (one) aggravated burglary (eight), attempted aggravated burglary (one), theft (seven), money laundering (three), dangerous driving causing death (two), assault causing actual bodily harm (four), act with intent to cause grievous bodily harm (two), and trafficking in persons (one).

Of the 49 people charged, three were Police officers.

These Police officers were each charged with assault causing actual bodily harm. One of the police officers had his case withdrawn after new evidence came to light.

There were five juveniles who were also charged with aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary and theft.

There were 29 victims of these serious offences. Of these 29 victims, there were three incidents involving a domestic setting and of these three, one was a victim in a manslaughter case.

For the aggravated robbery offences, the items stolen ranged from $300 worth of mobile phones, cash and property worth over $44,000.

For the aggravated burglary and theft offences, the items stolen ranged from basic food items to $20,000 worth of property.

Three people were charged with money laundering. They were alleged to have laundered $500,000 from their employer’s payroll system.

Two people were charged with dangerous driving causing death however these charges were withdrawn after a review of the evidence.

Two people were charged with trafficking of which a Bangladeshi male came into Fiji on the pretext of having a job and work visa.

Three cases were withdrawn after discontinuances (Nolle Prosequi) were filed.

 

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