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Police: Use Legal Way

There are legal ways of having your grievances heard, says Fiji Police chief operations officer, Assistant Commissioner of Police Rusiate Tudravu. This was after a 57-year-old of Namosi villager was
16 Jan 2015 11:55
Police: Use Legal Way
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There are legal ways of having your grievances heard, says Fiji Police chief operations officer, Assistant Commissioner of Police Rusiate Tudravu.

This was after a 57-year-old of Namosi villager was arrested and charged after ordering  a group of construction workers to leave a mining site and unlawfully erecting a roadblock yesterday has been charged.

The accused has been charged with one count of obstructing the holder of a mining tenement.

He will appear at the Navua Magistrates Court today.

Meanwhile, a few others were brought in for questioning and released as investigations continue.

“We will not entertain those who choose to take the law into their own hands,” Mr Tudravu said.

The suspect is also alleged to have erected a roadblock with other villagers without lawful authority and is currently in custody at the Navua Police Station as investigations continue.

Mr Tudravu is advising members of the public to consider their actions and not be easily influenced in doing something that will be deemed illegal, without fully understanding the situation of what they are being confronted with.

“In this case the company in question has already been given approval to conduct their work in the area and people should not take the law into their own hands as there are legal means of addressing their grievances,” he said.

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