5 Sep 2014

SODELPA files police complaint

10:15 am on 5 September 2014

The Social Democratic Liberal Party leader Ro Teimumu Kepa has filed a police complaint against FijiFirst leader Frank Bainimarama and the Fiji Sun newspaper on its front page article.

FBC news says the Fiji Sun reported on Thursday that Rear Admiral Bainimarama claimed SODELPA has an immunity plot to free 2000 coup maker George Speight - which SOLDELPA says is not true.

He also claimed that opposition parties, which include SODELPA, were trying to punish the soldiers detained in the Golan Heights who carried out the coup in 2006.

The article further quotes Rear Admiral Bainimarama stating that SODELPA wishes to take to task all those involved in the change of leadership in government in 2006.

SODELPA says it strongly refutes the allegations by Frank Bainimarama and the Fiji Sun.

The Party says both the Fiji Sun and Frank Bainimarama must be held accountable for these uncalled for statements which it says indicates desperation to win votes and sway political leanings.

Police Chief of Operations ACP Rusiate Tudravu confirms the report was lodged on Thursday by a member of the party at the Central Police Station in Suva.

He says the allegation is that the Fiji Sun article and comments made were threatening in nature.

Ro Teimumu Kepa, Fiji's SODELPA leader

Ro Teimumu Kepa, Fiji's SODELPA leader Photo: RNZ / Republika