27 May 2011

Fiji police question villagers over Bainimarama banning

9:59 am on 27 May 2011

A number of villagers on Lakeba Island in Fiji have been questioned by police for allegedly signing a letter forbidding the interim prime minister, Commodore Frank Bainimarama, from going there.

The chiefly village of Tubou on Lakeba, is the home village of Lieutenant Colonel Ratu Tevita Uluilakeba Mara.

He is now seeking sanctuary in a third country, possibly New Zealand.

Fiji Live reports the police spokesperson, Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri, says the suspects allegedly forged the signatures of village representatives.

He says some villagers have been questioned but no one has been charged yet.