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Religious leaders fight crime

Repeka Nasiko
Monday, June 24, 2013

RELIGIOUS leaders in Lautoka have been urged to assist police in its community policing campaign.

Divisional police commander ASP Jope Ralulu said religious leaders played an important part in preventing crimes.

"Most of the crimes that we deal with are committed by people that belong to some kind of religious organisations," he said.

"So it is important to get them involved because they can help us by giving advice and counselling their people."

He said the religious leaders, some of whom were from the Hindu and Muslim faith, learnt ways in which they could help prevent a crime.

"The important part of their role is counselling because they are people that we look up to for guidance and they can give the right kind of advice to help us follow the right paths.

"We highlighted to them some of the prevalent crimes in the Western Division and suggested ways in which they can help reduce our crime rate."


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