Police focus on Qiliho : Suspended compol quizzed on abuse of office claims

Suspended Commissioner of Police, Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho outside the CID headquarters in Toorak, Suva on Wednesday, February 08, 2023. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

SUSPENDED police commissioner Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho was questioned for several hours by the Fiji Police Force Criminal Investigation Department yesterday.

Police chief of intelligence and investigations Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police Sakeo Raikaci said he was quizzed over claims of abuse of office.

Mr Raikaci said the police task force involved in the investigation adhered to the law when they obtained the required paperwork and evidence.

When questioned about the matter outside the CID headquarters in Toorak, Suva, Mr Qiliho said he “cannot be making any statements”.

“The interview has been suspended.

“I cannot make any statement and I could be interviewed again and I ask that you respect that,” he said.

President Ratu Wiliame Katonivere suspended Mr Qiliho on January 27 based on the advice of the Constitutional Offices Commission (COC).

Assistant Police Commissioner Juki Fong Chew is now the Acting Commissioner of Police.

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