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UPDATE: Statement By The Commissioner Of Police

I can officially confirm that we had earlier received information with regards to training of a seditious nature being conducted in the interior of Ra by certain groups. An investigation
12 Aug 2015 15:59
UPDATE: Statement By The Commissioner Of Police

I can officially confirm that we had earlier received information with regards to training of a seditious nature being conducted in the interior of Ra by certain groups.

An investigation commenced thereafter headed by my Chief of Intelligence and Investigations Assistant Commissioner of Police Henry Brown.

An earlier outcome of the investigations saw three men produced at the Lautoka Magistrates Court charged with one count of sedition and one count of inciting communal antagonism.

Another two men will be produced at the Rakiraki Magistrates Court today charged with similar offences. Investigations continue and there is a possibility that more people may be charged.

The team continues their investigations on the ground as they try to establish the intent of the alleged seditious act. Information was also received with regards to the use of guns, however, I can confirm that we have not been able to substantiate these claims nor have we located weapons to that effect.

My Deputy Commissioner of Operations Isikeli Vuniwaqa is also in the Western Division overseeing the investigations and will be visiting villages and settlements as a proactive measure to talk to people not to get involved in such illegal activities.

I would like to reassure the nation that there is no security threat and that the people living along the Ra/Tavua/Rakiraki corridor have nothing to fear as my officers are in control of the situation.

 

 



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