Crime & Court

Police Deny Reports of Men Detained In Containers

The post is purely aimed at inciting communal hatred and it is unfortunate that there are already a number of repulsive comments made against other members of our communities as well as calls for violence.
27 Jul 2021 13:50
Police Deny Reports of Men Detained In Containers

A social media post claiming that Police officers rounded up a group of men from Sabeto to Nawaka and kept them in a container at the Nadi Police Station is another example of how certain social media commentators are willing to fabricate information to advance their agendas.

Not a single person was brought in to Police custody from the areas mentioned because they were collecting signatures for a petition against the iTaukei Land Trust Amendment Bill.

The post is purely aimed at inciting communal hatred and it is unfortunate that there are already a number of repulsive comments made against other members of our communities as well as calls for violence.

This is an example of what we had reminded people to be mindful of, and not to be easily swayed or misled by individuals as comments aimed at inciting violence and unrest will be investigated.

A Lomolomo villager was arrested over the weekend and is still under investigation for allegedly sharing similar posts of false information aimed at inciting civil unrest and we will not hesitate to make more arrests.

We reiterate the need to analyze and verify social media posts before sharing or commenting as it will lead to an arrest.

Feedback: rosi.doviverata@fijisun.com.fj



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