A SANDALWOOD farmer in Nasarawaqa, Bua, who lost about $400,000 worth of trees to a fire last week has raised his concern over the delayed attendance by police.
Ku Kuo Ping had about 1000 sandalwood trees burnt. He claimed police visited him four days after he lodged his report.
"I don't have a clue about what happened or the cause of fire. Maybe, if police came right away when I lodged my complaint, there could have been a difference," he said.
"Every time I check with them, they keep saying to visit my farm but they never came around until Wednesday this week.
"I am so disappointed because sandalwood farm is a lot of money and we need to protect such farms."
Mr Ping said the sandalwood trees cost about $400 each.
"My wife was at the farm last Thursday when the incident happened. She was working on our pineapple farm and saw the smoke from one end of the farm.
"I was in Lautoka at that time so I called other friends in the farm to go and help my wife put out the fire."
Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said they would look into the reasons why the report was not attended to.
"We have got in touch with them and a senior officer will look into the matter," Ms Naisoro said.