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Investigation file on TFL’s cable cabinet fire to be submitted to CID

The investigation file regarding the case regarding the recent burning of TFL’s cable cabinet along Nairai Road in Raiwaqa will be submitted to the office of the Director of Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today for further advice. A juvenile who is alleged to have set fire to cable cabinet has been released after being questioned […]

Nacanieli Tuilevuka

May 23, 2016 10:45 am

The investigation file regarding the case regarding the recent burning of TFL’s cable cabinet along Nairai Road in Raiwaqa will be submitted to the office of the Director of Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today for further advice.

A juvenile who is alleged to have set fire to cable cabinet has been released after being questioned by Police.

Police are questioning a juvenile alleged to have set fire to the  Telecom Fiji Limited’s cable cabinet along Nairai Road in Raiwai on Monday.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said the juvenile will be questioned and released.

NAISORO: “We will just question and then release him. We will compile the investigation file.”

Naisoro said they are trying to find out if the fire was intentional or not.

“We are still trying to find out if the fire was international or not and the police investigation continues.”

The fire affected TFL landline and Connect Internet Services in some parts of Raiwaqa.

Telecom Fiji Limited is requesting the public’s assistance for information regarding the recent burning of TFL’s cable cabinet along Nairai Road in Raiwaqa yesterday afternoon.

Burnt cables. (Nacanieli Tuilevuka/Newswire).
Telcom Fiji is offering a reward for information that leads to an arrest over the burnt cables in Raiwaqa. (Nacanieli Tuilevuka/Newswire).

Telecom Fiji Limited  Chief Executive Officer,  Mr Mothilal De Silva said this affected TFL landline and Connect Internet Services in some parts of Raiwaqa.

DESILVA: “Identifying the people responsible is and will remain a top investigation priority to Telecom Fiji Limited. This is a serious matter and we have reported the case to Fiji Police.”

“We are requesting members of the public to help us in our efforts to find and convict those that are responsible. We are confident that the public can help identify the suspects and we encourage them to call us or the nearest Police Station.”

Mr DeSilva further stated that the timeline given to resolve the outage caused by the fire is yet to be determined. However, TFL will be offering a reward for any information which may lead to any arrests.

A reward of $1000 is being offered to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction to those responsible for this act.

TFL wishes to remind the public that its infrastructure and services fall within the ambits National Essential Services. It is important that this critical infrastructure is protected as it is an enabler of essential and security agencies.

Members of the public are requested to report any suspicious activities around TFL’s infrastructure. Anyone with information is encouraged to call TFL’s National Operating Center on 3311444 or 3300444.

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