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RFMF Officer investigated for alleged assault

July 9, 2012 7:31 pm

An officer from the Fiji Military Forces is under investigation following allegations that he beat up a father and son in Nadi on Sunday.

FBC News has confirmed a complaint has been filed with police in Namaka, and as Roland Koroi reports, the RFMF has made its stand clear, it will not condone such behaviour.

“Suva businessman Mohammad Kamal claims he fainted after allegedly being beaten up by a military officer.”

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“An employee secretly took pictures as Kamal and his son Rafael were allegedly being abused, and sent the pictures to FBC News.”

“Rafael claims his father suffers from high blood pressure and would have died, if it hadn’t been for officers from the Namaka Police station, who showed up minutes after another worker phoned them.”

“They claim things turned sour after they asked the client – Saten Kumar, whose building they were constructing to pay his dues.”

“A meeting was then arranged by Saten who turned up with the military officer.”

“Another witness, Jack Fong-Toy shared what allegedly happened.”

“Meanwhile the RFMF’s Land Force Commander Colonel Mosese Tikoitoga says they aren’t taking the matter lightly either.”

“Colonel Tikoitoga also confirmed to FBC News that the officer concerned has been identified.”

“He is from the Lautoka Barracks.”

“Rafael and Mohammed Kamal have written a letter to the Police Commissioner and the Prime Minister regarding this issue.”

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