Police yet to pick-up video: Namosimalua
September 13, 2019 10:45 am
Acting Secretary General to Parliament, Viniana Namosimalua
Acting Secretary General to Parliament, Viniana Namosimalua says she is now waiting for Police to pick up a copy of the video.
The video showing an altercation between the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and Opposition MP Pio Tikoduadua.
Namosimalua says she wants to ensure transparency and accountability on behalf of the Fijian parliament, anything less would be a mockery.
The footage was leaked on social media last month with a former staffer resigning in relation to the unauthorized sharing of the parliamentary video.
“I would never dare hide anything you know, I would be lying and it would really be a breach of my calling here to be lying, to say that we hid it because wanted to hide something. We not gonna do that, no, it’s a mockery, it’ll be a big mockery if that is my intention to hide what we have captured, no. When the Police comes, that is what I intend to do, release it to them, because that’s, we’d like to be transparent and open to them. It’s a process.”
The ASG confirms that Police have so far picked up copy of the CCTV footage that was captured on the day, however the video of the parliament camera remains with her.
FBC News understands the Police investigation into the alleged assault on Tikoduadua is on-going.