23 Apr 2008

Fiji police murder victim's mother unhappy with ruling

8:26 pm on 23 April 2008

The mother of a man who was murdered by Fiji police officers says a high court ruling giving only two out of eight officers a life sentence is unfair.

Tevita Malasebe was found dead at a Suva hospital after police had taken him from his home in June 2007.

The high court has given life sentences to two police officers for murdering Mr Malasebe, and a two-year jail term to Sergeant Pita Matai for covering up the actions of his men.

Five policemen were acquitted earlier, because there was insufficient evidence against them.

Anisa Nakuila says she's unhappy with the ruling.

"They should all spend time life in prison. Because Pita Matai, he's their leader, he's the one who sent the team to raid my son at our place. All of them, they should go to prison, because they are all in the ring. I want to appeal the case again for the five acquitted"

Anisa Nakuila, the mother of Tevita Malasebe, who was murdered by Fiji police last June.