Do not speculate on assassination investigation: Police
November 27, 2015 12:25 am
Members of the public are being advised not to speculate on investigations into the alleged assault of a Lautoka internet shop owner.
Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho has issued the advise as investigators continue to follow up leads.
The Police Commissioner says there is no specific time frame as to when the investigation will be complete.
A team from the Internal Affairs Department in Suva is continuing with its work and Bridagier General Qiliho says they will be in a better position to make further comments at a later stage.
He adds that reports that police have identified those alleged to have assaulted the businessman are not true and police updates have been misunderstood.
Qiliho says police only have the identities of those who were allegedly plotting to destabilize Government based on emails obtained by police.
The Acting Commissioner also says due to the sensitive nature of the investigations, he hopes the public and the media will allow officers to conduct investigations into the alleged assault and the alleged plot against Government.
An internet shop owner alleges he was assaulted last week after he reported emails which contained details about a plot to assassinate members of the government and some opposition MPs.
He claims he was burnt with a hot piece of metal and left stranded in a pine plantation between Nadi and Sigatoka.
Both matters are now being investigated.