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Lying lands duo in trouble

Salaseini Moceiwai
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

POLICE have warned that giving false information in the course of an investigation is an offence under the law.

The warning follows an incident where two tertiary students in Labasa were charged with giving false information to police last week.

Police spokesman Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri said those caught would be answerable to the law.

"The case in Labasa involved a 19-year-old female student who was left alone at home while her mother travelled to Suva," he said.

"The student called her boyfriend and they stole $1400 and more than $6000 worth of jewellery.

"The jewellery belonged to the female student's mother.

"The pair called two other friends and partied at the house with alcohol and food using the stolen money.

"After the money was spent, they made a break-in scene at the house and reported the matter to the police. Upon investigations, it was revealed that no break-in took place but the students made the whole scene up."

While it was sad to note that some children were capable of such behaviour towards their parents, he said the law would take its course.

"We are warning people, especially children not to engage in such behaviour because if they are caught, they will be dealt with accordingly."

The students are expected to appear in court today.





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