Fiji Time: 8:26 PM on Tuesday 26 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Police launches criminal investigation

By TIMOCI VULA
Friday, August 22, 2014

Update: 10:40PM FIJI'S Police commissioner Ben Groenewald has launched a criminal investigation into the death of Viliame Soko, the robbery suspect who died in their custody at the Lautoka hospital on Wednesday night.

At a press conference this afternoon, Mr Groenewald said while they could not release the details of privileged evidence, reasoning it formed a part of the sub-judicate investigation, added no stones would be left unturned.

"I want to state very clearly that under my leadership, the Fiji Police Force will not tolerate any misconduct by its officers, including the use of excessive force," the police commissioner said.

"If there is any concrete evidence of police wrongdoing, I will not hesitate to suspend, indict or terminate their duties.

"This man's family deserves to see justice for what happened to their son and I am determined to see this done."

Mr Groenewald has tasked a senior officer who initially investigated this matter to be the lead investigator on the criminal case.

More details, including interviews with the father will be published in The Fiji Times tomorrow, Saturday August 23.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64140.6224
JPY 52.010249.0102
GBP 0.36840.3604
EUR 0.44140.4294
NZD 0.70020.6672
AUD 0.65280.6278
USD 0.48740.4704

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 26th July 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Fitter and faster
  2. Tourist fined $400 for apples
  3. Alarm over 'illegal' property purchases
  4. Chasing Olympic Games history
  5. Student jumps from school building
  6. Two Fijians in Canada squad
  7. Vocea: No jobs lost
  8. Probe into deaths continue
  9. Villagers wary of environmental damage
  10. $2m to ease burden

Top Stories this Week

  1. Sami's best try Saturday (23 Jul)
  2. Nakarawa steps up to meet Ryan's demands Wednesday (20 Jul)
  3. Nadro loses points Wednesday (20 Jul)
  4. Radio announcer in court Saturday (23 Jul)
  5. Black money Monday (25 Jul)
  6. 7s special Thursday (21 Jul)
  7. Allegiance switch Sunday (24 Jul)
  8. Fitter and faster Tuesday (26 Jul)
  9. Bring it on Rio Wednesday (20 Jul)
  10. Reaction from 7s players Monday (25 Jul)