18 Oct 2007

Former Suva mayor escapes murder plot by estranged wife

1:29 pm on 18 October 2007

Fiji police say a former Lord Mayor of Suva narrowly escaped death in September last year from a conspiracy to murder masterminded by his estranged wife.

The Fiji Times reports that the wife and four others have been arrested and charged after a year long investigation and released on bail.

One suspect is still being sought.

Assistant Commissioner Nasir Ali is quoted as saying the former Lord Mayor's 36-year old estranged wife had masterminded the plot fueled by a domestic dispute.

Mr Ali says all five have been charged with conspiracy to murder and attempted murder and are likely to appear in the Nasinu magistrate's court today.