22 Mar 2007

Fiji military continues investigations into death of youth

11:00 am on 22 March 2007

The Fiji military says an investigation is continuing into circumstances surrounding the death of a 19 year old Nadi youth, Sakiusa Rabaka.

He died from head injuries he sustained when he and two others were detained by soldiers and a policeman, and allegedly beaten.

The military spokesman, Major Neumi Leweni, says he cannot say when their investigation will be concluded.

He says the police are continuing to conduct their own investigation into the matter and they will forward their information to the appropriate authorities who will decide whether charges will be laid.

The police public relations office says the acting commissioner, Romano Tikotikoca, is the only person who can comment on the case but he was unavailable to answer queries.