Tudravu sounds stern warning

ACTING Deputy Commissioner of Police Rusiate Tudravu issued a stern warning about attacks on law enforcement officers.

“We will not tolerate this,” he said.

“If someone tries to take the law into their own hands, they will surely feel the full brunt of the law.

“No one is above the law and I repeat, no one is above the law.”

Mr Tudravu said the police was mandated by law to ensure law and order was maintained at all times in the country.

“We expect the members of the public to respect the men and women of the force as they execute their duties.”

He made the comment in relation to an incident in Tavua on Tuesday where a remand inmate attacked a policeman and two other incidents in Suva and Nadi where officers were also assaulted by inmates.

“We strongly condemn this type of behaviour against our officers. “

Meanwhile, the remand prisoner who assaulted the police officer in Tavua remained at large when this report went to press.

Mr Tudravu said police were seeking assistance from members of the public on the escapee’s movements and whereabouts.

“Still on that note, I would like to remind the members of the public that harbouring is an offence.”

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