13 May 2006

Fiji's police commissioner says arrest of former PM not connected to election

9:52 am on 13 May 2006

Fiji's police commissioner says the charge of inciting mutiny laid against the former prime minister, Sitiveni Rabuka, has not been contrived to coincide with the general election.

Andrew Hughes says the charge is a separate issue.

Mr Hughes says there have been some groundbreaking developments with some people with very prominent profiles in year 2000 coming forward to give evidence which has opened up new avenues of inquiry.

The police commissioner says this has given them enough evidence to proceed with Rabuka's prosecution.

Mr Hughes says other very prominent people are still under investigation for similar matters.