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Police Recapture Tavua Man

Police have confirmed they have apprehended and ar­rested Semesa Bokini, who they say assaulted a Police officer in Tavua on Tuesday. Police spokesperson Inspector Jokatama Qio has confirmed Bokini was
22 Mar 2018 11:00
Police Recapture Tavua Man

Police have confirmed they have apprehended and ar­rested Semesa Bokini, who they say assaulted a Police officer in Tavua on Tuesday.

Police spokesperson Inspector Jokatama Qio has confirmed Bokini was being held in remand at the Ta­vua Police Station for alleged theft-related offences.

However, he had complained to the officers that he was not feeling well so a Police officer escorted him to Ta­vua Hospital on Monday.

“On the way to the hospital, Bokini assaulted the Police officer who was escorting him and escaped,” Inspec­tor Qio said.

“However, it has been confirmed to us that he has been recaptured and detained as of midday today (yester­day).”

Bokini’s actions infuriated Police Acting Deputy Commissioner Rusi­ate Tudravu who warned members of the general public that they would not be tolerating action of this sort.

“We will not tolerate this. If some­one tries to take the law into their own hands they will surely feel the full brunt of the law,’’ Mr Tudravu said in a statement.

“No one is above the law and I re­peat no one is above the law.”

Mr Tudravu said similar incidents took place last weekend.

“Police is mandated by law to make sure that law and order is main­tained at all times in the country,’’ Mr Tudravu said.

“We expect the members of the public to respect the men and wom­en of the force as they execute their duties.

“We strongly condemn this type of behavior against our officers.”

Edited by George Kulamaiwasa

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