Qiliho orders probe

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Police Commissioner Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho has ordered for an investigation into the case of an alleged assault of a man in Wainibuka, Tailevu by police officers from the Eastern Division.

Brig-Gen Qiliho said the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has been directed to investigate the case.

“The investigation is running in parallel to the internal investigation and I have directed that they conduct the investigation thoroughly and promptly,” he said in a statement.

“Anyone who has information or may have witnessed something is requested to call the director CID SSP Serupepeli Neiko on 9905 707 as we want to ensure we are able to ascertain the truth and circumstances surrounding the incident.”

The investigation is in relation to claims made on social media that the man was allegedly thrown off the Naqia bridge in Wainibuka, Tailevu by some police officers on Saturday night.

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