29 Nov 2006

Fiji police commissioner takes leave, goes to Australia

8:43 pm on 29 November 2006

Fiji's police commissioner, Andrew Hughes, who accompanied the prime minister, Laisenia Qarase, for his talks in Wellington with Commodore Bainimarama, has gone on leave to Australia .

Mr Hughes told Radio Legend from Wellington that he had pending leave and was taking it to go for a break in Australia .

He said he expects to return to Fiji sometime next month.

The deputy police commissioner, Moses Driver, will be acting commissioner.

Although Mr Hughes accompanied the prime minister to Wellington , Mr Qarase did not know of the leave.

Mr Qarase told Radio Legend he will be checking with the home affairs ministry.