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Respect Police investigations, PM tells

  Members of the public have been reminded by Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama to respect Police investigation procedures and not ask for shortcuts. Mr Bainimarama said this during a talanoa
03 Sep 2016 10:46
Respect Police investigations, PM tells
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama (right), listening to Sanaila Makora’s concern during the talanoa session at Wainikoro in Macuata Province Photo: Shratika Naidu

 

Members of the public have been reminded by Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama to respect Police investigation procedures and not ask for shortcuts.

Mr Bainimarama said this during a talanoa session at the Ratu Ilisanita Malodali Technical College yesterday while responding to a complaints against Police for taking too long in charging culprits.

Sanaila Makora of Mouta Village in Nadogo, Macuata said there was a fire late last month which nearly destroyed their village, but there was still no feedback from Police.

He said the fire occurred during the day and ruined their pine and coconut farms which spread out to a few hectares.

Speaking in vernacular Mr Makora said they had alerted the Police of suspects, providing them with all information they needed, yet they still failed to lay charges.

Mr Makora said they wanted the person responsible to be brought to justice.

Mr Bainimarama said people needed to respect the Police force while they are carrying out an investigation because there are procedures that needed to be followed.

He added that these procedures might take time to ensure that they do not charge the wrong person.

The Divisional Commissioner Northern Shiri Singh who was also at the talanoa session assured Mr Makora that they would get back to them soon.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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