Case classified as murder

THE case of a man who died at the Valelevu Health Centre after he was brought in to the Nasinu Police Station under citizens arrest last weekend has been classified as murder.

This was confirmed Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro in a statement issued this morning.

An earlier report stated the man had was taken in by police for a case of damaging property but later passed away.

Police said the victim was arrested by a citizen after allegedly damaging his vehicle that was parked along Narere Stage 1.

Police also confirmed the victim was allegedly heavily intoxicated when he was taken to the station.

He later complained of being ill and he was rushed to the Makoi Health Center for treatment.

Police said the man passed away while being transferred to the Valelevu Hospital.

Ms Naisoro said investigators have managed to identify likely suspects as investigations continue.

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