Police probe family issues on social media
Refrain from airing grievances in public, says Weicavu
Police are advising members of the public to resolve family issues privately and stop trying to air their grievances publicly on social media.
This comes after Police investigated an incident where a senior citizen of Nadi is alleged to have vented her frustration on a social media site regarding her next of kin. Police spokesperson Inspector Josaia Weicavu said the public should avoid making their revelation of what they face on social media which has become common nowadays. The suspect also made complaints about the services of the Police. “If she has lodged a complaint in Nadi Police Station the officers will look into it,” Inspector Weicavu said. “She can also go to Office in Charge (OC) in Nadi and complain about what has been transpiring, and this complaint will be forwarded to headquarters in Suva in which the Internal Affairs will look at.” Police Commissioner BrigadierGeneral Sitiveni Qiliho has also called on the public to come forward and lodge complaints if they were being vilified on social media. His comments came after a man from Sigatoka was arrested and charged for making derogatory remarks against a minor on Facebook.