TENANTS of one of Suva’s low cost housing communities have been warned of immediate evacuation if they failed to co-operate with police and military officers.
The warning issued by the head of the Public Rental Board comes as some tenants refused to co-operate with officers on Wednesday night.
PRB general manager, Mesake Senibulu last night confirmed the eviction warning that was placed on Raiwai and Raiwaqa Public Rental Board tenants.
He said if the tenants were found guilty, they would be evicted immediately.
Mr Senibulu said the officers were conducting a search in Nadera, Kia St and Macfarlane Rd in Raiwai.
He emphasised the need for the tenants to co-operate as they could be in breach of their tenancy agreements.
“We all need to work with the police because this is a very serious matter,” Mr Senibulu said.
“When police comes there (PRB flats), they need to co-operate and not withhold any information.
“We will be seriously looking into their tenure with us and if they don’t co-operate, we will evict them.”
The tenancy agreement between the board and tenants states immediate eviction of tenants if they failed to co-operate with the PRB and whoever it was working with.
However, Mr Senibulu said this was the last action they would take against the tenants.
Meanwhile, the police have confirmed that they are working on strong leads.