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iTaukei Land Trust Board Walks Not Charged

Insufficient evidence leads to case being closed: Police No charges will be laid on an iTaukei Land Trust Board (TLTB) employee who was alleged to have assaulted a 62-year-old grandmother
07 Sep 2016 09:52
iTaukei Land Trust Board Walks Not Charged
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Insufficient evidence leads to case being closed: Police

No charges will be laid on an iTaukei Land Trust Board (TLTB) employee who was alleged to have assaulted a 62-year-old grandmother in Macuata Province earlier this year.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro confirmed it was due to insufficient evidence.

Mir Wati of Savulutu, Seaqaqa requested Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama during a consultation in July this year at Seaqaqa community hall outside Labasa to order an investigation.

The mother of four children and a rice farmer informed Mr Bainimarama that a male employee from (TLTB) pushed her while she was standing on her doorstep and then hit her on the back.

She claimed that the employee did this while issuing a notice to vacate the four acre land which she and her family has been living on for 28 years.

Ms Naisoro said the investigation file was returned from the Director of Public Prosecution’s (DDP) office.

Meanwhile, an email sent to TLTB deputy general manager operations, research and development Solomone Nata requesting for an update on their side of investigation proved had not been replied to when ths edition went to press.

Edited by Paula Tuvuki

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