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Detained Grace Road Church followers could face deportation

August 15, 2018 7:34 pm

Several senior Grace Road Church members detained by Fijian Police, Immigration and Korean Police may be deported.

Immigration Director, Nemani Vuniwaqa has told FBC News that a raid on Tuesday captured three of six suspects that Korean authorities were looking for in relation to allegations of assault and confinement of some 400 of the Churches followers in Fiji.

Three other suspects that were initially at large after the raid are now believed to have been captured with assistance from other followers of the Grace Road Church.

FBC News understands that legal measures have now been taken by the corporate arm of the Church, Grace Road Group to stop the deportation of their detained members who are currently being questioned by Korean Police.

There was also a order for interim injunction granted by the Lautoka High Court yesterday against the deportation of the members.

It’s also being reported that one of the detainees is the son of the Founder of the Church Shin Ok-ju.

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.