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Taveuni 7’s Team Assist Police

  Taveuni based sevens team were winners off the field yesterday apprehending two thieves in Nadi. Divisional Police Commander West SSP Abdul Khan praised the First Light Taveuni team. Khan said
01 Mar 2018 11:00
Taveuni 7’s Team Assist Police
Divisional Police Commander West SSP Abdul Khan shakes the hands of Glen Cakautini as team looks on at the Namaka Police Bure on February 28, 2018. Photo:Waisea Nasokia

 

Taveuni based sevens team were winners off the field yesterday apprehending two thieves in Nadi.

Divisional Police Commander West SSP Abdul Khan praised the First Light Taveuni team.

Khan said the incident happened around 8am when two men hired a taxi from Jet Point to Wailoaloa. Along the way they attacked the driver, robbed him of his $100 income, chased the driver out and wanted to use the taxi as a gateway when they reserved and it landed in the drain.

The accused fled the scene, the driver of the taxi alerted an oncoming taxi and took the lead where he met the team and alerted the team members of the incident.

The team members who were training found caught the two accused and apprehended them to the police who later arrived at the scene.

SSP Khan applauded the team member’s efforts as their action proved to show the partnership.

“What have you have done shows that the partnership. This act will open to others to assist those in the neighbourhood to those that turn a blind eye,” Khan said.

“We are all proud of what you have done. Young people learn and should stand up and assist Police in apprehending those that break the law.”

 

The two accused are in police custody and alleged stolen money has been recovered.

 

The team members received a letter of the appreciation and were allowed to use the police bure in the near future if needed accommodation in Nadi.

 

The team has the services of Fiji Airways 7’s rep Glen Cakautini, Eroni Vucago and Peni Kurusiga who are some notable players in the team.

Cakautini who is also the team captain believes on the importance of assisting the Fiji Police force.

“It was in the interest as members of the public not to shy away nor turn a blind eye from wrong doing but play their part within the law,” Cakautini said.

The team will be in action at the rugby 7’s tournament in Tavua this Saturday.

Edited by Anasilini Ratuva

 

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