Police can only fight crime effectively with assistance of the community. This was evident in Kadavu when a member of the community made a citizen arrest on a man suspected of cultivating marijuana.
The man was returning from his farm when he met the suspect.
The suspect was arrested and drugs were found on him. The plastic of dried leaves were found hidden inside his trousers.
The man is in police custody whilst leaves are being sent to Koronivia for analysis.
13/02/13, 0050hrs, Carreras Votualevu, Nadi, a 30ft x 20ft, 3 bedroom concrete dwelling house was completely destroyed with its contents.
Cost of damage $190,000.00 and cause of fire not known.
A 19years old i taukei male of Naboro village was found hanging from a breadfruit tree by a nylon rope at Wainikoka beach front.
The scene was visited by our Forensic team, body now at Lautoka Hospital mortuary, awaiting post mortem report.
An 18 year old farmer of Tavualevu village, Tavua is currently in police custody for allegedly raping a 4years 6 months old girl of the same village.
The alleged incident happened on 13/02/13 between 0300hrs – 0500hrs.
The suspect entered the house through the bedroom window where all the children were sleeping.
The incident was reported to Police by the mother.
As investigations continue into the matter the incident has once again sparked a warning that these crimes will not be condoned and those who continue to prey on our children will be brought to justice.
A more concerted approach is needed to weed out this social ill as stated by the Commissioner of Police this is an issue of morality which the Police are ill-equipped to handle on their own.