Qiliho and Pryde maintain full pay

January 10, 2024 11:43 am

Suspended Police Commissioner Sitiveni Qiliho (left) and Director of Public Prosecutions Christopher Pryde [File Photo]

Attorney-General Siromi Turaga states that the suspended Police Commissioner and Director of Public Prosecutions are receiving their full pay during the ongoing investigations into allegations of misbehavior.

Turaga clarified that a tribunal has yet to convene to deliberate on the cases of Sitiveni Qiliho and Christopher Pryde.

Pryde was removed from office last year for allegations of misbehavior after a meeting with former Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.

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Qiliho was also suspended last year but the nature of the complaint is unclear.

Turaga denied claims of the appointment of a new Police Commissioner.

He says that the Coalition government is committed to adhering to due process.

The AG emphasizes the government’s commitment to conducting thorough investigations before considering any dismissals.

Turaga reassured the public that the government believes in upholding due process and reiterated that no individual will face unfair dismissal without proper investigation.

In the interim, Juki Fong Chew is the Acting Police Commissioner while John Rabuku currently serves as the Acting DPP.