Police officers facing probe suspended

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OUT of the 12 police officers that have been interdicted or suspended, five are regular police officers, it has been revealed.

The other seven officers, Police said were special constables.

All officers have been suspended without pay effective immediately pending the investigations by the Internal Affairs Unit.

Fiji’s Commissioner of Police Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho said they were investigating the matter on how five remand prisoners escaped from Police custody on Tuesday from the Suva Courthouse cell block.

He said the search continued for the four remaining escapees.

Brig-Gen Qiliho has warned they would also arrest anyone who was found harbouring or aiding the escapees.

Members of the public are urged to call Crime Stoppers on 919 if they have any information on the escapees’ whereabouts.

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