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Confiscated Materials Released

All the farming materials alleged to have been sold illegally by an official of the then Government Supplies in Bua in 2007 have been released by Police officers at Nabouwalu.
01 Jun 2015 13:12
Confiscated Materials Released

All the farming materials alleged to have been sold illegally by an official of the then Government Supplies in Bua in 2007 have been released by Police officers at Nabouwalu.

The materials were sold unlawfully to Bua farmers by a Government Supplies official at the Nabouwalu depot.

Concerns were raised by some Vuya villagers in regards to the confiscated farming materials during a talanoa session with the Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama, at Naulumatua House in Nabouwalu early this year.

Mr Bainimarama had directed that the process be expedited; otherwise the materials would just rot at the Nabouwalu Police Station.

Station officer Eroni Soqosoqo said: “We had the exhibits – 800 pieces of roofing iron and 40 coils of fencing and it has been given back to its owners.

“This was a case in 2007 and it has been ongoing in the courts, but now they have been released to its owners who are farmers from around Bua province.

“There are almost 60 people who are owners of these materials. Most of them are from the Indo-Fijian community of Vunivau Settlement in Bua,” he said.

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