1 Dec 2004

Fiji police deny charges are soon to be laid against prominent people

1:44 pm on 1 December 2004

Fiji police are denying local media reports that they're about to charge up to eight prominent Fijians, including the Information minister, Simione Kaitani, on coup-related offences.

Fiji Live said that the Director of Public Prosecutions office had analysed the files and charges would soon be laid, connected to signing an illegal oath to join the failed coup government.

But, police spokesperson, Kolinio Vunaki, says it won't happen as quickly as is being reported.

"We are closely liaising with the Director of Public Prosecutions on the charges to be laid and other evidence that needs to be gathered for any charges to be laid. So, it cannot be so soon as people anticipate."

Police spokesperson, assistant superintendent, Kolinio Vunaki.