5 Jan 2006

Fiji police re-open three files after coup convict's statement

9:16 am on 5 January 2006

Fiji police have re-opened three files following revelations by the former coup convict, Maciu Navakasuasua, who now lives in Australia.

Radio Legend reports that the police commissioner, Andrew Hughes, has confirmed the re-opening of the files after information provided by Mr Navakasuasua.

Mr Hughes says four detectives have been assigned solely to investigate fresh avenues regarding matters covered in Mr Navakasuasua's statement.

The information relates to meetings held to bomb Nadi Airport and strategic locations in Suva well before the coup but after the Chaudhry government came into power.

Mr Hughes has also revealed that police are investigating two companies after information that they were to finance the bombing campaign, which included plans to assassinate Mr Chaudhry who was then the prime minister.