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Driver from the Office of the Prime Minister under investigation

Police are currently investigating a driv­er from the Office of the Prime Minister who allegedly fled from a Police checkpoint after assault­ing Police and refusing to take a breathalyser test.
27 Nov 2017 11:00
Driver from the Office of the Prime Minister under investigation

Police are currently investigating a driv­er from the Office of the Prime Minister who allegedly fled from a Police checkpoint after assault­ing Police and refusing to take a breathalyser test.

The Permanent Secretary at the Office of the Prime Minister, Yogesh Karan confirmed that the man under investigation was a driver at the Office of the Prime Minister.

However, Mr Karan said he did not wish to make any further comment as the matter was with the Police and they were currently in­vestigating it.

“Yes, he is the driver from the Office of the Prime Minister and currently the Police are investigating the case, so I cannot comment any further on that,” Mr Karan said.

It is understood that the man was allegedly under the influence of alcohol and was driving a private car when the incident occurred at McGregor Road, Suva, at 3am yesterday.

Moreover, it is alleged that a Police officer who was try­ing to get the key out of the car was allegedly dragged by the car after the man drove his vehicle.

Following a Police chase, the man allegedly drove into the Prime Minister’s residence at Ratu Sukuna Road after which the se­curity officers at the resi­dence had closed the gates.

When asked by the Fiji Sun, if the Office of the Prime Minister would take any action, Mr Karan said they would wait for the Police to do their investiga­tions.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro also confirmed the alleged incident. She said an investigation was still in progress. Edited by Mo­hammed Zulfikar

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