Trio escape, officer suspended

A POLICE officer has been suspended after three prisoners escaped from Nadi Police Station yesterday morning.

Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said police had commenced a search for the escapees.

“The three are Nacanieli Bakata, Ilaitia Vuivuda and Josaia Leone and were remanded in police custody for aggravated robberies,” she said.

An internal affairs investigation also began yesterday to determine how the trio escaped from lawful custody. Ms Naisoro said the police officer was suspended pending the outcome of the investigation.

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