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Fiji AG gives statement, Police appeal for patience in 1987 homemade bombing probe
05:02 am GMT+12, 24/11/2020, Fiji

Fiji's Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum gave a statement to the Criminal Investigations Department Monday.
 
Sayed-Khaiyum is the subject of a complaint that he was allegedly involved in a bombing plot in 1987.
 
Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro confirmed the Attorney General visited the CID Headquarters in Suva to give his statement and investigators are now compiling a file for the Director of Public Prosecutions.
 
Fijian Police have appealed to members of the public to be patient as they investigate a 1987 homemade bombing incident.
 
Acting Commissioner of Police Rusiate Tudravu said the public needed to be mindful of the fact that the case happened three decades ago.
 
He assured the public that police would thoroughly investigate the matter.
 
“We are asking members of the public to be mindful of the fact that this is a report of an allegation that dates back more than three decades so it will take time for investigators to conduct their work.
 
“We cannot comment on decisions made during another commissioner’s leadership and circumstances of the reports are different so it would not be fair for us to be commenting on actions and decisions made then.”
 
Naisoro confirmed that police have received a report from Veronica Malani and her husband Manoa Malani that their home had been continuously spied on by drones since Malani had lodged the bombing complaint with police.
 
“We are confirming a report which claims the use of drones, however, we will not be able to divulge any other information as the investigation is under way,” Naisoro said.
 
“I can confirm that the case was reported at the Raiwaqa Police Station.
 
“Our investigations are still ongoing as earlier stated and we are looking into the issues outlined by the Director of Public Prosecutions.”
 
Malani confirmed to this newspaper last week that his family was visited by police chief operations officer, Assistant Commissioner of Police Abdul Khan who had assured the family of their security.
 
He said since his wife reported the 1987 incident, they now had a “glimmer of hope”.

SOURCE: FIJI TIMES/FBC NEWS


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