4 Jun 2003

Fiji police say coup investigations are continuing

4:48 pm on 4 June 2003

Police in Fiji say investigations are continuing into those implicated in the 2000 coup, including enquiries into the roles played by two high level ambassadors and the former police commissioner.

Inspector Isikeli Sauloga says police are still gathering evidence over the actions of Ratu Inoke Kubuabola, Adi Samanunu Cakobau and Colonel Isikia Savua, the former commissioner.

Inspector Sauloga says comments by acting commissioner, Moses Driver, that investigations into the coup will be wound up soon, were made in a general sense only.

He says as long as information continues to come in, the files will remain open.

"Investigations into those who have been implicated, in relation to the coup of 2000 is ongoing and we are not leaving anybody.... Informations coming in, we are pursuing that,... we are following this information very closely and attentively, for that matter, whoever is implicated is investigated and in this case,... the current ambassadors to Papua New Guinea and Malaysia."

Inspector Sauloga says it's premature at this stage to say whether charges will be laid against Colonel Savua, Adi Cakobau or Ratu Inoke.