9 May 2007

Fiji anti-corruption unit detains leading cop

6:04 pm on 9 May 2007

The new Corruption Investigation Unit set up by Fiji's interim administration has detained a senior police officer for questioning.

The Fijilive news website reports that the assistant police commissioner crime, Josaia Rasiga, was taken for questioning from his home last night.

The head of the Corruption Investigation Unit, Superintendent Nasir Ali, has confirmed the officer is being questioned at the Central Police Station but has not given any further details.

Fijilive says it understands Mr Rasiga is being questioned in connection with a multi-million dollar investment in the western division.

Under Fiji's new corruption legislation signed into law by President Ratu Josefa Iloilo, people can be questioned if their assets and lifestyle are disproportionate to their official income.