Police investigate alleged military beating
13:03 Tue Oct 22, 2013
Taken from/By: FBC News
Report by: Apisalome Coka
The Fiji Police Force has confirmed that its officers are investigating a report from a car salesman claiming he was allegedly beaten up by military personnel.
Keni Finau told FBC News he had lodged a complaint against a military officer in 2010.
According to Finau, the officer was allegedly having an extra-marital affair with one of his relatives.
He then told the officer’s wife and lodged a complaint with the military.
Finau claims, on the 3rd of this month, eight military personnel visited him at his work place questioning him about the complaint that he had lodged.
He says, he admitted making the report and the men requested him to accompany them to the military camp to discuss the issue.
Finau claims the men took him instead to Colo-i-Suva where he was allegedly beaten up.
He says after the beating, he was told by the men to find his way home through the bushes and not to use the road.
Finau says he did as he was told and reached home at about 9pm.
Military Land force Commander, Colonel Mosese Tikoitoga has confirmed they are aware of the case and it is with the Police.
Police Chief of Operations ACP Rusiate Tudravu says they’re working closely with the military about the complaint from Finau.