FIJI NEWS
September 22, 2012 12:00:00 AM
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The four escapees who were captured last evening at Uduya Point have admitted to the recent robberies in Suva including Wednesday’s daylight robbery at BSP Bank’s Samabula Branch, confirms Fiji Police Chief of Operations ACP Rusiate Tudravu.

“Yes, it is certain that they are part of the recent robberies that occurred within the Southern zone,” Tudravu said.

“The four are still under investigations and have been revealing information as interrogation continues."

Solomoni Qurai, Tevita Sugu, Josaia Usumaki and Epeli Qaraniqio were apprehended in a joint operation by Fiji Police, Fiji Military and the Fiji Corrections Services at around 6.30pm yesterday evening at Uduya point.

The hunt continues for Isoa Waqa, 30 of Waitovu, Ovalau who fled the scene. Waqa is serving eight years for robbery with violence.

“The team was not able to catch Waqa because it was dark but we believe that Waqa’s hideout will be revealed soon. Waqa was with the four at Uduya Point but fled the scene,” Tudravu said.

He also said that members of the public who have been harbouring the five will be taken in.

“This operation should be a lesson to members of the public. They will be handed a 7-year term if they are found harbouring criminals."

By Indrani Krishna

 

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