No Place Here For Bad Cops: Qiliho
Two Police officers investigated for seperate illegal cases
People are encouraged to report any such cases to the Police or directly to me. However, there have been cases when those guilty have tried to lodge complaints about honest Police and this too will not be acceptable.
Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho Commissioner of Police
Fiji cannot afford to have bad cops, says Commissioner of Police Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho. Brigadier-General Qiliho’s comments follows investigations into two traffic Police officers from Nadi, who allegedly solicited money from a New Zealand couple who were driving without carrying their driving licences.
“I have directed the Internal Affairs Department to investigate the allegations that these two officers solicited money from two New Zealand tourists who had left their driving licence at their hotel,” he said.
Brigadier-General Qiliho said the same officers were also facing separate investigations for allegedly stealing $3000 from a man who was stopped for a breathalyser test.
It is alleged that the officers then drove the man’s car to the Police station, while he was taken to the Police Station in a Police vehicle. After the man came out from the station, he claimed that his vehicle’s window was wound down and $3000 was missing from his vehicle. Brigadier-General Qiliho had given the Internal Affairs Department 24 hours to get a brief ready on both cases while investigations continue. He stressed that bad cops would not be tolerated and if the two officers were found to have broken the law, they would be taken to task. “People are encouraged to report any such cases to the Police or directly to me. However, there have been cases when those guilty have tried to lodge complaints about honest Police officers and this too will not be acceptable,” Brigadier-General Qiliho said. He can be contacted on 9906 989.
Commissioner of Police Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho.
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