2 Jun 2004

Fiji's former police chief faces questions over his alleged involvement in coup of May 2000

4:07 pm on 2 June 2004

Fiji police have begun questioning the former police commissioner, Colonel Isikia Savua, over his alleged role in the coup.

Col Savua underwent two hours of questioning from a police task force today and could face further interrogation over his involvement.

Earlier media reports indicated that Col Savua was going to escape questioning because of a lack of evidence against him.

Police Commissioner Andrew Hughes declined to divulge much about the interview.

"Well there are a couple of allegations as I understand that will be put to Mr Savua, but the line of questioning will be fairly straightforward I would imagine. We have some witnesses who have come forward with some evidence and is required under normal process he should be given the opportunity to have his say in respect of those allegations and that is what has occurred this morning"

Mr Hughes says the findings from the taskforce are unlikely to be made public for some time.