Media Release  – 12th February 2013



1. Police investigates night club death

A 23 year-old man is in Police custody at the Totogo Police Station for the allege murder of a 21 year-old man last Friday.

The suspect was allege to have punched the deceased who fell on the concrete pavement resulting to injuries to the head.

The deceased was rushed to the hospital by his friends where he was admitted at the Intensive Care Unit until he died on Monday.

Police is again appealing to members of the community not to abuse alcohol and to use it moderately.

The deceased was alleged to have been heavily intoxicated before he was involved in a brawl.


2. Police to conduct recruit drive next week  

The Fiji Police Force will be conducting a recruitment drive from tomorrow, Wednesday February 12.

People who intend to attend the interview please note that there is only one day of interview and that is tomorrow.

The other two days will be used by officers conducting the interview to process the applicants.

The recruitment centers will be the Fiji Police Academy in Nasova , Lautoka Police Station and Labasa Police Station.

Seventy places are being offered in the basic recruitment course and these officers will undergo sixteen weeks of training before graduating as police officers.

The minimum level of education is Form seven pass and they must by under the age of 28.

Meanwhile, the Force will also be recruiting officers cadets .

An important aspect is the minimum entry requirement is that applicants must have a degree and of good character.

The recruitment drive will be done in conjunction with basic recruitment drive.

Places of interview will be the same as those of the basic recruitment drive.


3. Youth jumps off balcony

Police are investigating the death of a 18 year-old youth who was found after it was allege that he jumped from the balcony of their three storey house.

The incident happened on Sunday morning in Nabua .

Police is appealing to members of the communities especially parents and guardians to be mindful of their children’s welfare.

Most of suicide cases that have been reported to police results from disputes between parents and their children.



4. Police investigates woman’s death

Labasa police are re-investigating a case where it was alleged that a 21 year-old suffered serious injuries after  jumping off a moving vehicle last year.

The incident happened in August last year in Qaraniqoli in Dreketi.

The deceased was then admitted to Labasa Hospital and later was sent home.

She finally passed away on Monday in her village on Monday and police are investigating whether her death was related to the injuries she suffered from the incident.

Police had earlier charged the driver of the vehicle with a count of wrongful confinement and will be submitting the result of the new investigation to the DPP’s office.

A post mortem will be conducted today.




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