Mystery surrounds man’s death

The late Timoci Dogai’s family — (from left) aunt Ana Vanawa, wife Ana Whippy, mum Lorasia Maria and dad Jack Maikali — hold his picture at Waidradra, near Pacific Harbour yesterday. Picture: JONA KONATACI

THE ‘blackout’ on the death of a 34-year-old man on his birthday three weeks ago has a grieving Navua family puzzled.

Timoci Dogai of Waidradra, a settlement located along the Queens Rd, was found dead on February 4 inside the room of a power station where he worked as a security guard.

Yesterday, his father Jack Maikali said the death was still a mystery to the family.

He claimed they were no closer to finding out how his son met his end because they had not seen any media reports about the incident.

He further claimed he had not heard from police since February 4 when news of his son’s death was officially conveyed to him.

“We have been told there is a suspect, and we know he is still on the run,” Mr Maikali said.

“We want to hear from police about how far they have progressed with investigations because we want to know who took his life and why.

“We have also been very puzzled because it’s been three weeks and we haven’t seen anything about his death in the news.”

He said the family had planned a small feast for his late son’s birthday.

“When they told us he died, I was shocked. I asked where he died and they said it was inside one of the rooms where he was working. I want the suspect caught, I want justice for my son.”

Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said police were working hard on the case and have established some solid leads which they were pursuing.

“While we understand the family’s need for answers, we are doing all we can in terms of the investigation process and we are actively on the search for the suspect,” she said.

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