Homicide

Police seek information on unsolved murder cases

The Fiji Police had re-opened unsolved murder cases earlier this year and are still pleading with the general public to come forward with information. Chief of Intelligence and Investigations Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Luke Navela confirmed this to Newswire this morning. NAVELA: ” We re-opened the cases for people to give information on the unsolved […]

Staff Writers

June 17, 2016 10:14 am

The Fiji Police had re-opened unsolved murder cases earlier this year and are still pleading with the general public to come forward with information.

ACP Luke Navela at a press conference in Suva ealier this year. (Newswire)
ACP Luke Navela at a press conference in Suva ealier this year. (Newswire)

Chief of Intelligence and Investigations Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Luke Navela confirmed this to Newswire this morning.

NAVELA: ” We re-opened the cases for people to give information on the unsolved murder cases”.

ACP Navela added that a reward will be given to persons who come forward with information relating to the two cases. However, Police is yet to clarify on the amount of the reward.

ACP Navela said they are working with the Crime Stoppers Unit to encourage members of the public to visit their nearest Police Station or call 919 with any information relating to the murder cases.

Re-opened murder cases

  1. The body of Holland Seeto (59) was found in the early hours of January 29 (2015) at Lee’s Trading Company in Laucala Beach, Suva. The late Mr. Seeto is alleged to have been stabbed to death.
  2. The body of an Asian girl (12) was found in her home at Samabula in Suva on September 7 (2014).

Two unsolved murder cases have been reactivated by the Fiji Police Force.

Commissioner for police Sitiveni Qiliho
Commissioner of Police, Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho during a press conference earlier. (Peni Shute/Newswire)

The unsolved murder case of businessman Holland Seeto and a 12-year-old student who was found dead in her home in Samabula in 2014 has been reactivated by police.

Commissioner of Police, Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho told Newswire that two teams have been tasked to investigate the two cases.

QILIHO: “The cases were never closed and the trial has always been there and we have reactivated it. We have formed two investigation team and they are focused on relooking at the evidence and we can see what we can do about it.”

The late Holand Seeto was found dead at the Lees factory in Laucala Beach in Nasinu last year, some individuals were questioned in relation to Seeto’s murder but no charges were laid.

The late Holland Seeto. (Facebook)
The late Holland Seeto. (Facebook)

Brigadier-General Qiliho said he is confident that the two cases will be solved.

QILIHO: “Somebody has done something and we need to get them and the police are judged of how they can solve these crimes. We are confident that we can solve these two crime cases. It will be premature now to release any releases as investigation is being carried out now.”

The 12-year-old girl alleged murder happened in Totoya Street in Samabula.

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