WHILE the nationwide hunt for the last Naboro prison escapee continues, police confirmed that officers are also searching for those who assisted the escapees.
Chief of operations Assistant Commissioner of Police Rusiate Tudravu said their investigations were continuing.
ACP Tudravu said the combined operation between the police and military would continue even after the escapee was captured.
"As we continue the hunt for the last escapee, we will still hunt for people who have assisted these escapees," ACP Tudravu said.
He said police was aware that there were a lot of people who had assisted those escapees.
"We want to teach these people a lesson," ACP Tudravu told this newspaper last night.
"The security forces have widened their net and anyone who hid the fugitives, knew their whereabouts or was associated with them in any way, will now face the full brunt of the law," he said.
He again highlighted that harbouring an escapee or assisting them was illegal and anyone could face a maximum imprisonment of seven years.
ACP Tudravu has called on members of the public to come forward with any information they have which can lead to the arrest of Isoa Waqa.