23 Sep 2008

Inquiry into death of Fiji prisoner to start soon

3:18 pm on 23 September 2008

Police in Fiji have revealed that an official inquiry into the death of prisoner, Josefa Baleiloa, will start soon.

He died in hospital yesterday morning after suffering injuries in July during his re-capture after escaping from prison.

The Director of Operations, Senior Sergeant Waisea Tabakau has confirmed police will hold an investigation.

Lawyers representing the family told Fiji Village that they had lodged a complaint with the Professional Standards Unit in August, in relation to the injuries, but had so far not received an official reply .