Inmate dies in prison

AN inmate who served 21 years of his life sentence at the Vaturekuka Corrections Centre died at the facility this week.

Police confirmed the death of the 88-year-old but withheld his identity.

The inmate has been in prison after he was sentenced in 1997 for murder. Police spokesperson Inspector Jokatama Qio said the inmate died a natural death.

“The inmate is a known diabetic patient and was in prison since 1997.”

The Fiji Corrections Service stated that they would not comment.

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