Police Update- 11th March 2013

1. Police remind taxi drivers

Police are advising taxi drivers to be cautious of whom they chose to pick and if they feel unsafe at any point in time to drive to their nearest community post or police station and seek assistance.

It has been noted that there is a trend surfacing where 2 to 3 men are targeting taxi drivers with intentions of committing a crime.

Since January reports received of aggravated robberies against taxi drivers now stand at over 11.

An incident occurred yesterday around 1700hrs whereby 2 unknown men hired a taxi from Tamavua and robbed him of $111.00 cash and assorted cards.

Taxi drivers are being advised that if they don’t feel safe at any point in time then they should seek assistance as soon as possible. The criminal elements will also take this weather condition the opportunity to target drivers which is why we are advising caution.

2. Learn to share your problems

Learn to share your problems and not take drastic measures!
This is the message from the Fiji Police Force in light of the increasing attempted suicide cases as a result of disputes.

Yesterday a case was reported where a 32years old farmer of Lagi village consumer 2 zips of paraquat after he heard rumors that the villagers are talking about him for having an extra marital affair with another woman.

After consuming the paraquat he fell backwards and his head hit the steps. Victim is admitted at Labasa Hospital.

There has been 39 attempted suicide and 22 suicide cases recorded from January for this year.

3. Wife burns husband

Police are appealing to members of the community that it is very important to discuss their differences especially between couples. An incident which was reported to police, in Saweni Lautoka where a wife poured kerosene on her husband and set him alight after a heated argument.

The husband returned home allegedly drunk and a heated argument developed between the two.

He then allegedly forced her wife to pour kerosene on him and he then lit his trousers with a match.

The victim sustained 79% burn and is admitted at Lautoka Hospital.

4. Missing

Isoa Loanakadavu, 16years of Lot 34 Tavola Rd, Kinoya is missing from home since 10/03/13.

He was last seen at home packing his bag after an argument with his mother.

Police is requesting for information on this missing person.