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Kean confirms stabbing incident

Margaret Wise
Thursday, December 14, 2017

COMMISSIONER of Corrections Commander Francis Kean confirmed a stabbing incident between prisoners at the Lautoka Corrections Centre last week.

He said the incident occurred on December 3 and police had charged those involved in the skirmish.

"Four prisoners have been charged with assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm," Mr Kean said.

"They will be presented in court in the near future.

"The prisoner who was assaulted was examined by medical staff and is now recovering well at the prison infirmary in Natabua."

Mr Kean said an internal Board of Inquiry by the Fiji Corrections Service was also convened to ascertain the circumstances relating to the incident.

"This has been completed and the appropriate actions have been implemented to ensure that such an incident is not repeated," he said.








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