15 Feb 2006

Fiji military lawyers still considering charges against sacked Land Forces Commander

11:24 am on 15 February 2006

Fiji military lawyers are expected to decide this week whether charges will be laid against senior officers who allegedly attempted to oust the military commander, Commodore Frank Bainimarama, early last month.

Radio Legend reports that the military spokesman, Captain Neumi Leweni, has confirmed the military board of inquiry has completed its investigation into what happened on the day the sacked Land Force Commander attempted to stage a mutiny.

The head of the military legal service, Major Kitione Tuinausara, says they will scrutinise the findings of the board of inquiry with army headquarters and determine what course of action to take.

The board investigated the events of last January the 12th when the former Land Force Commander, Lt Col Jone Baledrokadroka, attempted to oust Commodore Bainimarama, allegedly with the backing of some senior officers.

Lt Col Baledrokadroka faces possible decommissioning and a dishonorable discharge.