21 May 2010

Two Fiji police in court over alleged plot to remove commissioner

1:01 pm on 21 May 2010

Two former senior Fiji police officer have been charged with trying to remove the police commissioner from his post.

The two officers were suspended from the force three months ago.

Megan Whelan reports from Suva.

"The two men are due to appear in court this afternoon. One is a former assistant commissioner of police and the other the former director of the intelligence service. A police spokeswoman says the two will be appearing under charges relating to attempts to instigate the removal of the commissioner, Commodore Esala Teleni. She says police are investigating whether any other officers were involved. Also appearing in court in a brief appearance this morning was the ousted prime minister, Laisenia Qarase, who is charged with various counts of corruption."