Ligairi laid to rest

Pallbearers carry the casket of the late Deputy Commissioner of Police Isikeli Ligairi following his memorial service at the Seventh Day Church in Vuci Road Nausori . Picture: JONA KONATACI

“HE was fearless, honest and fair in his day to day activities.”

These were the words shared by assistant commissioner of police administration division Itendra Nair about the deputy commissioner of police (DCP) Isikeli Ligairi during his funeral at the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Vuci Rd, Nausori yesterday.

DCP Ligairi died last week Tuesday in Wellington, New Zealand.

In delivering an eulogy on behalf of the Fiji Police Force yesterday, ACP Nair said the senior officer was intelligent, soft spoken, humble, a very kind person and a loyal servant to the people of Fiji.

“I have known the late deputy commissioner of police for the past 32 years. Our young days as Police Constables were spent together in Labasa where as part of his cadet program he was serving in the traffic branch and I as a CID officer,” he said.

“As an honourable servant, he was awarded the Fiji Police Medal, Fiji Republic Medal, UNMIL Observer Medal, 25th Independence Anniversary Medal, Fiji Police Long Service Medal and the Fiji Police Overseas Medal.

“He was a man of intelligence and brilliance, and continued to pursue further in his academic journey and thirst for knowledge.”

The deputy police chief was from Nadogo in Saqani, Cakaudrove and is survived by his wife and six children.

He was laid to rest at the Nasinu Cemetery.

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