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COVID-19: 60 Arrested During The Curfew Hours Including Two Police Officers

The two Police officers based at the Labasa Police Station will be charged and produced like every other Fijian that has been arrested for breaching the nationwide curfew and also face internal disciplinary measure
03 Apr 2020 09:43
COVID-19: 60 Arrested During The Curfew Hours Including Two Police Officers

Sixty (60) people were arrested during the curfew hours from 10pm to 5am including two Police Officers.

The two Police officers based at the Labasa Police Station will be charged and produced like every other Fijian that has been arrested for breaching the nationwide curfew and also face internal disciplinary measures.

This was the statement made by Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho.

Of the fifty-six (56) arrests, twenty eight (28) were recorded in the Southern Division, twenty-six (26) in the West, four (4) in the East and the two (2) Police officers in the North.

“I have also issued a directive that any Police officer who is found breaching the measures and restrictions announced by the Hon. Prime Minister will be removed from the institution, and this will include anyone responsible for social gatherings at Police premises including Barracks,” Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho said.

“At a time where we are calling for support towards COVID-19, I will not allow Police officers to take advantage of their affiliation to the Fiji Police Force where they think they can abuse their powers during the current situation.”

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