Fiji Time: 9:37 AM on Saturday 7 March

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

It was not us, says headman

Litia Vulaidausiga
Saturday, August 23, 2014

THE village headman of Tagaqe, Nadroga, says his people were not involved in the recapture and alleged beating of robbery suspects, one of whom died at the Lautoka Hospital on Wednesday.

Semi Railau said the recapture took place at a distance from the village and he knew for sure that none of the villagers participated.

"No, we were not involved," Mr Railau insisted.

Police earlier claimed to have cornered three suspects, including the deceased, saying one of the suspects had sustained injuries when he ran into a nearby forest.

Vilikesa Soko, died at the Lautoka Hospital's ICU on Wednesday, and after sighting the post-mortem examination report yesterday, his family claims he was tortured.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Spy inquiry
  2. Double celebration for warden
  3. Soldier makes mum proud
  4. Fiji to maintain NZ ties
  5. Recruits win praises
  6. Giving women a voice
  7. Ministry collects $3m in arrears
  8. CLARIFICATION
  9. Cocoa rehab program
  10. Call to recognise women's contribution

Top Stories this Week

  1. Leap of faith Monday (02 Mar)
  2. Two appear in court Tuesday (03 Mar)
  3. MP dies Friday (06 Mar)
  4. Face for a book Monday (02 Mar)
  5. A-G: Don't interfere Tuesday (03 Mar)
  6. Spy report Friday (06 Mar)
  7. For sale! Sunday (01 Mar)
  8. Opposition Leader rejects PM's Fiji flag invite Friday (06 Mar)
  9. New uniform for institution Wednesday (04 Mar)
  10. Father of taxi debate Monday (02 Mar)