9 Feb 2006

Former Fiji soldier remains on the run in Solomon Islands

2:43 pm on 9 February 2006

A former Fiji soldier who escaped immigration detention in Solomon Islands on Monday night is still on the run.

The man was part of a group of 12 former Fiji soldiers intent on illegally getting into neighbouring Bougainville.

Solomon Islands police are appealing to the public for any information they can provide on 31-year-old Kinivuai Vakatawanavatu Sulua.

The other members of the Fiji group were deported from Honiara to Nadi on Tuesday.