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Tiko Kece Driver Tells Of Route Of Dramatic Car Chase

Tiko Kece Driver Tells Of Route Of Dramatic Car Chase
Tiko Kece driver Sisa Kanaveilomani. Photo: Losirene Lacanivalu
December 02
13:06 2017

The Police Commissioner yesterday lauded Tiko Kece taxi drivers in putting their interests aside to help Police in the dramatic car chase in Suva.

Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho said the partnership forged through Duavata Community Policing was achieving the desired results. And the fact that the drivers put aside their own interests and pursued the suspect was truly commendable, he said.

The drivers put their work on the line in order to help apprehend a man who was alleged to be involved in a hit-and-run in Colo-i-Suva.

Some 20 drivers assisted Police chasing down the vehicle which allegedly hit a 12-year-old. Tiko Kece taxis made a chase onto several streets which finally ended in Nasese.

The selfless drivers were determined to see that justice was served for the girl who yesterday was recovering at the CWM Hospital.

Tiko Kece driver Sisa Kanaveilomani, 60, of Mataso, Kadavu witnessed the incident and called on other fellow drivers on RT to assist in apprending the hit and run driver. Of the victim he said, “She looked like she was badly injured and I felt sorry for the child.  I alerted other Tiko Kece drivers on the radio and decided to follow him.”

The chase took approximately one-hour-and-twenty minutes until it ended at Richards Road where the suspect together with another suspect were apprehended by Police officers.

Mr Kanaveilomani said he followed the hit and run vehicle through the route below:

From Colo-i-Suva it went along Princes Road where it turned onto Cunningham.

 At the bottom of Cunningham it made a U Turn up the same route then went down Mead Road.

About halfway down Mead Road, where Tiko Kece Taxi base is, tables and chairs awaited the suspect which resulted in another U Turn up Mead Road and then through Lovoni Street

By this time Tiko Kece drivers were already weighing in on the car chase together with Police.

From Lovoni the suspect was followed to Kaba Street and then Princes Road again then through Bureta Street to Tuvana Street then onto Lakeba then Belo Street.

From there the chase followed through Ruve Street where the driver allegedly drove through the footpath and then out onto Rewa Street, to Boron Road, back to Rewa Street and onto Brown Street.

It then went up Toorak then down Gordon Street, to Pender Street, and McGregor Road and again to Pender Street and then Denison Road and onto Cakobau Road

From there the suspect made another U Turn up Cakobau and then made a right into Domain Road then came out onto Ratu Sukuna Road

But it made another U Turn through Domain and this time turning into Richards Roads where there the suspect was finally blocked and apprehended.

At Richards Road it is understood two men were arrested. The other, who is understood to be the brother of the suspect driver, is said to have waited for him in another vehicle there.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said Police were investigating to find out more on the details of the incident.

Along the way, the suspect caused much havoc to other vehicles which resulted in some vehicles being damaged.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa


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