Court orders Grace Road members not to be deported
Ritika Pratap and Filipe Naikaso
August 16, 2018 1:02 am
The Lautoka High Court will hear tomorrow on the interim injunction that was filed for three senior members of Grace Road.
Lawyers of the three, Wasu Pillay and Ronald Gordon filed the court order that Jung Yong Kim, Beomseop Shin and Sung Jin Lee who are currently being detained should not to be removed from the country.
This was granted by Lautoka High Court Judge Justice Anare Tuilevuka.
It is also believed that six people are in custody however Police have not released any details on those that are being held.
Meanwhile several attempts made to get a comment from Grace Road from this morning has been futile.
The Korean Embassy in Suva is also tight-lipped but asked FBC News to email our queries.
FBC News was told via a telephone conversation with an Embassy staff that the Korean Police is handling the matter and the Embassy has no comment to make and neither have they been briefed about it.
On the other hand Director Immigration, Nemani Vuniwaqa says he is not in a position to further comment on the issue at this stage.
An investigation is underway into Grace Road Church in relation to allegations of assault and confinement of some 400 of the Church followers in Fiji.
The Founder of the Church Shin Ok-ju was arrested last month in Korea along with three other church followers on suspicion of assault, confinement and exploitation of foreign currency.
An investigation by Fijian Police into the allegations began last week at the request of their Korean counterparts.
The Fiji Police Force told FBC News they will not be making any further statement on the matter at this stage.