22 Jan 2016

Officers investigating Fiji's former ACP charged

5:25 pm on 22 January 2016

Two officers tasked with investigating the former Fiji assistant police commissioner have been charged with defeating the course of justice by instructing other police officers to make false statements.

They are Manasa Talala and Viliame Vereivalu, who have also been charged with the rape of Vilikesi Soko in 2014 who died after allegedly being beaten while in police custody.

The former assistant commissioner of police in Fiji, Henry Brown, says the internal inquiry into unspecified allegations against him is being conducted contrary to principles of good governance.

Mr Brown tendered his resignation this week after being sent on leave with full pay in December by the acting commissioner, Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho.

His letter of resignation has appeared on the website, Fiji Leaks, in which Mr Brown says flaws in the inquiry will deny him natural justice.

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