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Trio questioned over stoning

Luke Rawalai
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

POLICE have called on parents to monitor their children and ensure they do not get involved in illegal activities.

This after three underaged school students from Wasavulu Village were taken into police custody yesterday morning for stoning two moving vehicles in front of the village.

Police spokesman Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri said the students between the ages of 14 and 15 including a girl were questioned at the Labasa Police Station for their involvement in the stoning incident.

"The incident took place on Sunday night around 10pm," he said.

"Since the perpetrators are juveniles they have been returned to their parents.

"However, their files have been forwarded to the Juvenile Bureau for advice on the necessary action to be taken on them."

Insp Sokomuri said the children allegedly stoned the vehicles for speeding along the village stretch.

Head of a landowning unit in the village Ratu Kiniviliame Drauna said their pleas for the implementation of humps had fallen on deaf ears.

He commented following an incident where a vehicle had lost control and veered off the road as a result of overspeeding barely missing students and villagers who were waiting for their bus.

Fiji Roads Authority CEO Neil Cook said he was not aware of such requests.

"However, if we are notified by the villagers of this danger we will surely look into the matter as this sounds like a critical one," he said.

Mr Cook appealed to village heads to contact FRA and raise their concerns and grievances.


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