Labasa man charged for alleged murder

March 27, 2024 7:00 am

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A 32-year-old man from Naleba, Labasa, has been charged with the alleged murder of a 28-year-old taxi driver in Waisala, Savusavu.

Chief of Crime ACP Mesake Waqa says the accused will be produced in the Labasa Magistrates Court today.

The deceased’s taxi was found abandoned at Waisali Hill last Tuesday, and a search conducted around the area led to the discovery of the victim’s body further downhill.

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ACP Waqa has acknowledged the support of members of the public.

He adds that members of the Waisali community and those from nearby villages were quick to assist investigators, resulting in the arrest of the accused person.

ACP is requesting the public to report all suspicious activities as it will assist in preventing crime.

ACP Waqa reiterates the Force’s commitment to ensuring the safety and security of all Fijians and visitors to our shores.