Crime & Court

66-Year-Old Labasa Man Awaits Police Arrests

His house was allegedly broken into last month with items stolen worth more than $15k.
04 Sep 2020 11:27
66-Year-Old Labasa Man Awaits Police Arrests
Sudama Nand inside his home at Qelewaqa in Labasa on September 3, 2020. Photo: Shratika Naidu

Sudama Nand, 66, whose house was allegedly broken into last month is still waiting for Police to make arrests.

It was on a Thursday evening of August 6 when Mr Nand and his wife attended a prayer gathering (Astami) at their neighbour’s house in Qelewaqa, Labasa, when the alleged incident happened.

Mr Nand allegedly lost items worth more than $15,000.

He said whoever broke into their house walked away with groceries, radio, farming tools, kitchen appliances, clothes, jewellery, water blaster and yaqona.

“Imagine we are both old, sickly and we struggled so many years to collect those household items and within two hours, all were gone,” he said.

Mr Nand is a heart patient and his wife has eyesight problem.

“Until today, there is still no arrest and recovery made,” he said.

“I don’t know why there is no Police dog in Labasa; there are so many Police officers, who can work to solve such cases, but it seems like we will die without receiving justice.”

“Labasa is not a safe place to live in anymore,” he added.

Divisional Police Commander Northern Senior Superintendent of Police Eparama Waqa confirmed that he was aware of the incident and investigation was ongoing.

Edited by Selita Bolanavanua


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