10 Nov 2007

Fiji's DPP denies any rift or threats from police

11:34 am on 10 November 2007

Fiji's director of public prosecutions, Josaia Naigulevu, has denied there have been any threats from the police or a rift between the two organisations.

Mr Naigulevu has ordered an internal investigation into a statement issued from his office which alleged he and his assistant, Asishna Prasad, were threatened with arrest and criminal charges.

The statement was written on the DPP's letterhead and faxed to media outlets from his office on Thursday afternoon, alleging the threats were made by Assistant Commissioner Nasir Ali and his investigators.

The DPP later issued an unsigned statement denying the allegations in the first statement.

Mr Ali has denied making any threats and the deputy police commissioner, Eroni Antonio, says the DPP should lodge an official compliant if he wants the matter investigated.