Police officer awaits fate

THE fate of a Lautoka Police Station officer, who allegedly assisted three remand inmates escape, will be decided once all suspects are caught.

Divisional police commander West SSP Marika Kotoisuva said internal investigations into the case were still continuing.

“I can’t say much about it because our investigations are still ongoing but what I can say is we will be able to ascertain the real cause of their escape once the third suspect is captured,” SSP Kotoisuva said.

“We need the evidence of all three inmates to be able to decide on what we will do.

“We have possible leads and we have been looking at the areas that we think that the suspect might be hiding at.

“The third suspect is a woman of Indian descent.”

He added the other two inmates who were recaptured were in police custody.

Meanwhile, the police officer has been suspended pending investigations.

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