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Police Probe Flag Use

The rebel flag flying at Vatanitawake, the residence of the late Ratu Osea Gavidi in Cuvu village, Nadroga is part of the investigation carried out by the Fiji Police Force.
18 Aug 2015 09:53
Police Probe Flag Use
The flag in front of the Vatanitawake in Cuvu Village, Nadroga. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

The rebel flag flying at Vatanitawake, the residence of the late Ratu Osea Gavidi in Cuvu village, Nadroga is part of the investigation carried out by the Fiji Police Force.

The Commissioner of Police, Bernadus Groenewald, confirmed this to the Fiji Sun yesterday. “The flag is part of the Police investigation headed by my Chief of Intelligence and Investigations Assistant Commissioner of Police Henry Brown,” said.

Meanwhile Ratu Tevita Makutu, the spokesman for the Nadroga/Navosa chief Turaga Na Ka Levu, Ratu Kinijoji Vosailagi spokesman, yesterday confirmed it had been agreed at the recent Cuvu village meeting that the flag be removed.

He said the family did not want to remove the flag and he would make his last approach to them yesterday.

“I will be visiting the Ratu Osea Gavidi’s clan, today to ask them to remove the flag  that has been flying in their compound under the instruction of the late Ratu Osea Gavidi,” Ratu Tevita said from Cuvu village yesterday.

If they still refuse, he said he would approach the Divisional Police Office in the West. He said the flag was giving a wrong impression on the Turaga Na Ka Levu that he supported the Christian State.

Ratu Tevita said the Turaga Na Ka Levu was not associated nor supported the Christian State and the rebel group in Nadroga/ Navosa.

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