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Fiji Taxi Association President Requests More Police Presence

Attempted robbery on taxi driver prompts urgent request.
25 Jun 2019 16:01
Fiji Taxi Association President Requests More Police Presence
The aftermath of the incident at Tavakubu, Lautoka, on June 22, 2019. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

The Fiji Taxi Association president is requesting the Fiji Police Force to have more officers on night patrols.

Association president Raben Singh made the request after three suspects in their 20s attempted to rob a taxi driver at Tavakubu, Lautoka, last Saturday.

Mr Singh, who is also the president for the Lautoka Taxi Association, said more Police officers were needed to patrol our streets, especially when some taxi drivers had to work at night.

He was grateful that officers from the Western Division’s K9 Unit and Lautoka Police Station were able to apprehend the suspects.

“The Police did their part very well, but I am just requesting that more protection and safety be provided for our drivers in the night, more patrol in the night needs to be done,” Mr Singh said.

“We have a lot of problems with drivers being robbed in the Western Division. The Police are doing their job, but we just need more safety measures put in place at night because it is more dangerous, especially at a time when there is a festival.”

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said the three suspects were in custody as investigations continued.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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