Qiliho warns on misuse of authorised documents

Fiji Commissioner of Police Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho. Picture: FT FILE

Police officers will be coming down hard on those using authorised documents issued by their employers to move around other than for its intended purpose.

This has been reiterated by Police Commissioner Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho after 14 arrests on Wednesday night for breach of the nationwide curfew.

Brig-Gen Qiliho said one case involved a 52-year-old heavy goods truck driver who was arrested in Korovou after 11pm for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol.

“Upon checking the suspect’s documents issued by employers as proof to indicate that he was supposed to be moving around between the hours of 10pm to 5am, officers discovered the suspect to be drunk,” Brig-Gen Qiliho said.

“He was arrested and is currently in custody.”

The commissioner said that this was the lone case recorded in the Eastern Division while the Southern Division recorded 11 cases.

The Northern and Southern divisions recorded a case each.

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