26 Aug 2014

Fiji police suspend four after death in custody

7:31 pm on 26 August 2014

The Fiji police have suspended four officers pending an investigation into the death of Vilikesa Soko who died in police custody last week.

In a statement, the Commissioner of Police, Ben Groenewald, says he will not be releasing any information about the officers because the criminal investigation is ongoing

But he says those involved will be subject to the full force of the law.

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Photo: RNZ

He says the police will leave no stone unturned in their investigations and those responsible will be brought to justice.

Vilikesa Soko was arrested in connection to a robbery in Nadi two weeks ago.

He died last week in Lautoka Hospital.