8 Sep 2010

Charges dropped against Fiji high chief Ro Teimumu Kepa

3:23 pm on 8 September 2010

The Director of Public Prosecutions Office in Fiji has withdrawn charges against the paramount chief of Rewa province, the Marama Roko Tui Dreketi, Ro Teimumu Kepa.

Ro Teimumu had been charged with conspiracy to cause disorder.

According to FBC News, the charge has now been dropped.

Last year, she was arrested for releasing a statement saying that the Burebasaga confederacy and the province of Rewa were welcoming the Methodist church members to host their annual conference in Rewa.

Her statement came after the interim government had cancelled the permit for the conference.

The interim regime has meanwhile banned the Methodists' annual conference until 2014.