MURDER CHARGE

The 35 year old man accused of assaulting a 24 year old man over the weekend has been charged for allegedly causing his death.

Following the post mortem examination yesterday it was discovered the victim died as a result of serious injuries sustained during the alleged assault.

The accused has been charged with one count of murder and will be produced at the Suva Magistrates Court today.

Meanwhile the Fiji Police would like to advise members of the public to be extra cautious about purchasing electronic items and mobile devices from unauthorized dealers.

Recently there has been a notable increase in burglary reports whereby items commonly targeted are laptops, mobile phones and other popular electronic devices.

Upon investigation it was also discovered that the items were sold at a much lower price and after we tracked down the goods the recipient not only lost out on the item but their hard earned money.

We are also advising members of the public not to purchase such items online unless it is from a legitimate supplier or dealer.

It has been noted that the reason as to why the robberies continue to take place is because we believe there is a market where these gadgets can be sold to earn a quick buck.

Over the last 24 hours the burglary cases reported throughout the divisions once again noted that the most common items targeted included laptops, digital cameras, tablets and mobile phones.

While we continue to plead with members of the public to ensure their valuables are kept safe at all times, we are at the same time calling on those who may want to save a few dollars on buying such items from off the streets, unauthorized dealers or online to think twice before doing so.

Issues to think about before making such purchases include, knowing the particulars and identity of the person selling the item, the cost of item being sold especially if it?s going at a low rate and the condition of such items.

If one ever comes across such a situation then they should refrain from getting involved and if they know of such activity taking place please call their nearest community post or station.

FIJI POLICE