Crime & Court

Charging Nabua Brawlers Is Not Solution: Tudravu

Mr Tudravu said Police have brokered a peace by talking to the people who are identified as leaders.
17 Apr 2021 13:50
Charging Nabua Brawlers Is Not Solution: Tudravu
Acting Commissioner of Police Rusiate Tudravu. Photo: Ronald Kumar

The Police will not be charging any of the youths that were involved in the brawls over the last three weeks.

Acting Police Commissioner Rusiate Tudravu said the Police had considered the consequences of charging the youths.

“Charging them is not the solution to the problem. The youths will still have the resentment and ill-feeling if that happens,” he said.

“If you see the action that has been taken, we did not arrest anybody anyhow.

“We are bringing in people according to the investigation and information we are receiving and finding out who the instigators are.

“The way I look at it. We don’t arrest all youths, we just target the ones who initiated the fights.”

The last brawl erupted from the ground at Sukanaivalu Road on Tuesday as Nabua villagers chased the Topline rugby team from the ground.

Mr Tudravu also highlighted that Police did not use a heavy-handed approach.

“He said Police could have come in full riot gear, went house-to-house and threw everyone in the trucks.”

He said again this would not be the solution to the problem.

Mr Tudravu said the Police have brokered a peace by talking to the people who are identified as leaders.

He also urged parents and community leaders to rise up and take control of the situation.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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