3 Feb 2006

Former Fiji police officer in court for coup offence

8:08 am on 3 February 2006

A former Fiji police officer will appear in the Labasa magistrate's court today charged with a serious offence during the May 2000 coup.

Radio Legend reports that the officer has been charged with illegal assembly.

He is alleged to have been involved in the seizure of the Taveuni Police Station by rebels.

He is also alleged to have set up illegal roadblocks on Taveuni island at the height of the coup.

The case will be called before the Labasa magistrate, Sunil Kumar, this morning.