25 Sep 2015

Nauru MP not commenting on probe into '91 accident

1:18 pm on 25 September 2015

A suspended Nauru MP says he is not able to comment on the Government's re-opening of an investigation into a fatal motor accident 24 years ago.

Roland Kun, who was 21 at the time, is alleged to have been drunk while driving a car which hit a motorcyclist who died.

A preliminary inquiry chose to take the case no further but the Justice Minister David Adeang says the Kun family used its political influence to stop the investigation.

For the past three months the government has stopped Mr Kun from leaving the country by withholding his passport, after accusing him of involvement in an anti-government riot in June.

Mr Kun has not been charged with any offence and his case has been among issues which have prompted the New Zealand Government to suspend aid to Nauru's justice sector.

Roland Kun

Roland Kun Photo: Nauru government

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