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Family Claims Police Response Slow

A family in Davuilevu Housing near Nakasi, Nasinu, claims Police were slow in respond to their emergency call after their home was burgled. Home owner, Ali Hussein, 64, claims their
30 Jul 2015 10:06
Family Claims Police Response Slow
Home owner, Ali Hussein yesterday . Photo: Ronald Kumar

A family in Davuilevu Housing near Nakasi, Nasinu, claims Police were slow in respond to their emergency call after their home was burgled.

Home owner, Ali Hussein, 64, claims their report was not attended to because there were no Police officers at the Nakasi Police Station.

Mr Hussein, a taxi driver of Waila 3A Davuilevu Housing, said his home was broken into before the robbers allegedly stole NZ$12,800 (FJ$18,420) and FJ$280.

The alleged break-in was discovered when the family woke up for prayer at 5.30am.

Mr Hussein said that the burglars gained entry into their home through the guest room after removing the window’s burglar bars and damaging part of the concrete wall.

He said his son, who recently arrived from New Zealand, brought home the money which were in New Zealand currency.

He said they were waiting to change the money into Fijian dollars when the currency rate was higher.

Mr Hussein said he drove his taxi to the Nakasi Police Station to report the incident and found a female officer manning the station.

“The officer was sleepy and she told me that there was no police officer at the station,” Mr Hussein claimed.

“I was shocked when she told me that I have to wait for officers to clock in to work before any investigation starts.

“I was concerned and that is why I took my taxi. I thought if the station didn’t have any vehicle, I could transport them in my taxi.”

He said he went to the Police station because the money stolen was a big amount and they were worried that the alleged burglars would change the New Zealand Currency yesterday morning when the bank opened.

“It is very sad that the officers came in at 9am, very inefficient,” Mr Hussein said.

When the Fiji Sun visited the home, two police officers were conducting investigation and were later joined by a team of Forensic officers.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro confirmed receiving a report from the family and said Police had started investigation.
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