21 Mar 2012

Two Fiji men charged over anti-election graffiti

4:27 pm on 21 March 2012

Two men have been charged in Fiji after six public properties in Suva were vandalised with politically motivated graffiti.

The men, aged 32 and 45 years respectively, each face four counts of damaging property.

The graffiti, calling on the interim Prime Minister not to hold elections, was discovered on Sunday.

A police spokesperson, Ana Naisoro, says the graffiti was scrawled across walls and bus stops in central and suburban Suva.

"Most of the messages were calling for the government not to hold the elections and so forth. Similar messages all across the six locations. I guess from the Fiji police force it's our point of view this is of great concern because of the fact that they were vandalising public property which is of course against the law."

Ana Naisoro says the men are to re-appear in court on April the 12th.