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Man stabbed to death

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Friday, December 27, 2013

CHRISTMAS turned sour for villagers in Natumua and Waisomo in Kadavu after a 33-year-old farmer was stabbed to death.

It has been confirmed that a 25-year-old farmer of Natumua Village has been taken in custody for questioning.

Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said the pair were together at a drinking party when a heated argument developed.

As a result, she said the suspect allegedly took a kitchen knife and stabbed the deceased on the chest.

"He remains in custody as investigations continue," Ms Naisoro said.

The suspect is expected to be charged.

Meanwhile, eight people spent Christmas in the cell after police nabbed them for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Ms Naisoro said this was part of Operation Soar, which is in progress across all divisions in the country.

"As stated earlier, the Fiji Police Traffic Division will be out in numbers monitoring the main highways ensuring motorists adhere to road rules.

"There is a zero tolerance or no drop policy on drink driving cases and those found in breach will be arrested."

Police statistics revealed speeding again topped the list. Some 204 drivers were booked, police say.

"We are also appreciative of the support shown towards the advisories as we have also noted a significant change in road behaviour."

In a separate incident, police are requesting for information that could help identify the body of a man.

The body of the deceased, a Chinese national, was found on Christmas morning by a 12-year-old student at Savutalele settlement in Tacirua.