FIJI NEWS
September 26, 2012 12:00:00 AM
  Follow @ Twitter

Fiji’s Government has launched an investigation into the use of excessive force in the recapture of four of the five prisoners who escaped from the Naboro Medium Facility Monday night.

Solomoni Qurai, Tevita Sugu, Josaia Usumaki and Epeli Qaraniqio were recaptured Friday evening in Lami. They were supposed to appear in court on Monday, but were not fit to do so because of injuries they sustained in their recapture.

The four are admitted at CWM Hospital's ICU unit in Suva under police guard.

Ministry of Information spokeswoman Sharon Smith-Johns said such incidents are unfortunate and unacceptable.

“The Fijian Government does not condone the excessive force used in the apprehension of the recaptured prisoners,” Smith-Johns said.

“Such incidents are unfortunate and the Government makes it clear that  behaviour of this nature is unacceptable. We are investigating the circumstances.”

However, Fiji Police Chief of Operations ACP Rusiate Tudravu told FijiLive yesterday that reasonable force was used to recapture the escapees who had resisted arrest.

ACP Tudravu said some officers also sustained injuries while trying to recapture the four.

Isoa Waqa who was apprehended in Laqere yesterday morning has also been admitted to the CWM Hospital.

By Ropate Valemei

Wiggle


PREVIOUS STORY
Pre-trial date set for Padarath, Vakaloloma
NEXT STORY
Labasa axe killer to appear in court

Post a Comment
Bookmark and Share

 


Posted Comments
No comments, but you can post the first comment!
   





Would you like the free education scheme for primary and secondary school students to continue next year?
 Yes
 No


Poll Results: Current | Previous

Would you like the free education scheme for primary and secondary school students to continue next year?
Yes
 83%
No
 17%



More Polls
Press Esc to close this window
BUSINESS
No repeat of 2000 burning, businesses toldFiji's Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has assured the business community that the events of the 2000 coup where some businesses were looted and burned down will not be repeated in this year's election.
SPORTS
Goneva among players to watch at World CupFlying Fijians wing Vereniki Goneva has been named in a list of nine players to watch at next year's Rugby World Cup.
WORLD
'Green'-tinted SUVs at Seoul Motor ShowGas-guzzling SUVs, eco-friendly electric cars and the odd brave attempt to marry the selling points of both are taking centre stage at the biennial Seoul Motor Show.
TECHNOLOGY
Vodafone Fiji, Tonga telco in allianceVodafone Fiji and Tonga Communications Corporation today signed a strategic partnership alliance that will allow the Tongan company to leverage off the experience of their Fijian counterparts.
ENTERTAINMENT
NZ concert for The Madden Brothers on Nov 4The Madden Brothers have announced a November 4 Auckland concert, after taking New Zealand by storm with their platinum certified smash single We Are Done, from their debut album Greetings From California, released this week.
HEALTH/FITNESS
Clean-up day to curb dengue outbreakFiji's Ministry of Health has declared a clean-up day next Thursday for residents in the central division as it ups the tempo against a dengue fever outbreak currently experienced in the country.
NEWS SPORTS INFOTAINMENT SERVICES MOBILE EXTRA HOT TOPICS