More election related reports reach police
September 6, 2014 5:29 am
Police Commissioner Ben Groenewald confirms the Fiji Police Force has received a number of election related reports and are conducting investigations.
Groenewald says the number of reports received indicate political intolerance to the Election process.
He says as stipulated in the Electoral Decree of 2014, the Fiji Police Force will conduct initial investigations before the cases will be referred to the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption.
Groenewald is requesting all Fijians to exercise discretion and be mindful of their actions during this time and to follow the rule of law.
The Police Commissioner has also cleared the air on a statement issued by the Social Democratic Liberal Party regarding reports of Laisenia Qarase’s possible arrest on his return from the US.
Groenewald says there is no criminal case registered within the Fiji Police Force against Qarase which would warrant his arrest upon his return.
He has also confirmed that he has received the audio of former Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka’s interview on Radio New Zealand and he will be making a comment on whether there enough proof to proceed with an investigation.
On that token, Groenewald is pleading with the public not to spread misinformation about the 45 soldiers who are still held captive in Syria.