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Seven escapees being questioned by Police

December 27, 2018 4:50 pm

Seven-serving prisoners who broke out of the Maximum Security Complex in Naboro are being questioned by the police.

Chief of Operations, ACP Maretino Qiolevu says the prisoners will be charged once questioning is completed.

These prisoners considered to be dangerous escaped from the prison at around 1am on Monday.

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Ulaiasi Qalomai, Filipe Delana, Peniasi Qalibau and Bainivalu Tuimatavesi are serving time for aggravated robbery,

Josaia Usumaki is serving time for burglary and larceny while Solomoni Qurai and Mesulame Waqabaca are serving time for murder.

Qalomai, Delana and Mesulame Waqabaca were arrested near Wainadoi, Navua on Monday afternoon while the remaining four escapees were captured during the early hours of Christmas morning.

Qurai and Usamaki had also escaped from prison in 2012 and were involved in a theft at the BSP Samabula Branch where $70,000 was stolen.

Qiolevu says Police are still investigation how the seven-serving prisoners escaped.

The seven will be produced in court once charges are laid.

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