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Attack Suspect In Custody

Attack Suspect In Custody
Acting Commissioner of Police Rusiate Tudravu.
May 07
13:36 2018

Acting Commissioner of Police Rusiate Tudravu has reiterated and issued a stern warning to the general public to respect the law and officers of the law.

This comes after a 25-year-old man was taken into custody after allegedly attacking a Police officer based at the Sigatoka Po­lice Station.

The incident happened at Nayawa Village on Friday last week when a 24-year-old Police of­ficer with a team of officers chased the accused.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro confirmed that the suspect later sur­rendered himself at the Nadi Police Station on the same day.

“He (suspect) fled and jumped into the river after being chased by the team. The Police officer sustained injuries, which were a two to three-centimetre incision wound approxi­mately one centimetre deep on his right hand above the elbow,” she said.

ACP Tudravu said officers being attacked or threatened during the execution of their duties would not be taken lightly.

He emphasised the fact that the Commissioner of Police would de­ploy the necessary resources and manpower to ensure those who do are brought to justice.

“If you want to attack Police of­ficers who are simply doing their work in making your communities safe, keep in mind that we have the resources and capabilities to get to wherever you are,” ACP Tudravu said.

“Whether it is in the Southern, Western, Eastern or Northern divi­sions you should stand ready to face the consequences of your actions.”

ACP Tudravu is expected to visit the Police officer today.

Edited by Epineri Vula


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