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Police claims Veisida still a safe place despite four body finds

December 28, 2018 7:12 am
RESIDENTS OF VEISIDA WORRIED ABOUT THEIR SAFETY

The finding of a fourth body in a creek near Veisida over the last nine years cannot be labeled as indicating a trend.

Veisida has hundreds of people residing in Hart homes and government housing blocks.

Chief of Operations, ACP Maretino Qiolevu say it’s rather unfortunate that this has happened in the area so many times.

However, the adamant Officer claims the settlement is still a safe place.

Following the discovery of the body of 36-year-old, security officer, Sekeo Racolo in a creek on Christmas morning, residents who spoke to FBC News are worried about their safety.

Rekha Mani who has been residing in Veisida for 9 years says incidents as such make them question the safety of their children.

“We are scared now because everyday our children they bath and play in this creek. As soon as it rains our children spend their entire day in the creek but now we are scared to leave our children alone in the water.”

However, ACP Qiolevu claims there’s nothing to be alarmed about.

“We cannot connect the four bodies to say that there is a common trend or somebody. Unfortunately four bodies were found in Veisida in the recent years. It’s rather unfortunate that Veisida seems to be the place where these four bodies were dumped but it does not mean that Veisida is an unsafe place.”

Racolo was identified by his cousin yesterday afternoon.

Meanwhile, the South Division Crime officers have been tasked to ascertain the victim’s last movements.

Investigation continues and a post mortem has been arranged to ascertain the cause of death.