One escapee remains at large; three arrested

The five remand prisoners escaped from the Suva Courthouse cell block. Picture: SUPPLIED

THE search remains for only one of the five remand prisoners that had escaped from the Suva Courthouse cell block on Tuesday afternoon this week.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said a special taskforce continues with the search for Niko Talemaitoga and anyone who has information on his whereabouts is requested to call Crime Stoppers on 919.

She said escapees Emosi Baledrokadroka, Maika Tovagone and Jonacani Qalova are back in police custody following an extensive 48 hour search.

“Baledrokadroka was arrested in Nakasi early this morning while Tovagone and Qalova were arrested in Vugalei,” Ms Naisoro said.

She said Commissioner of Police Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho has also directed the taskforce to look into the involvement of those who have harboured or aided the three since their escape from lawful custody.

Meanwhile the fifth escapee Suliano Rokosuka was arrested  at Wailea settlement on Wednesday night.



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