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Qiliho Directs Internal Investigation Into Death Of Man Allegedly Assaulted By Police

Police Commissioner Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho has directed the Criminal Investigations Department to expedite the investigation into the death of a 26-year-old man who was allegedly assaulted by police officers. In a
12 Oct 2018 10:08
Qiliho Directs Internal Investigation Into Death Of Man Allegedly Assaulted By Police
Commissioner of Police Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho.

Police Commissioner Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho has directed the Criminal Investigations Department to expedite the investigation into the death of a 26-year-old man who was allegedly assaulted by police officers.

In a statement, Brigadier-General Qiliho said the victim was allegedly assaulted while Police was attending to a report outside a nightclub in Suva on the 2nd of September.

“Due to injuries sustained he was taken to the Colonial War Memorial Hospital and was admitted up until he passed away yesterday.

“Following the initial report of an alleged assault in September, a directive was issued for a team from the Internal Affairs Unit to investigate the allegations, and I have now directed the case be taken over by the Director CID and his team.”

Brigadier-General Qiliho has extended his heartfelt condolences to the victim’s family.

“I give my personal assurances that a thorough investigation will be conducted regarding the circumstances surrounding his death.

“I maintain that the Fiji Police Force has no place for officers who abuse their authority and will not hesitate to remove anyone found to be doing so.”

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