Labasa

Suspect in Labasa hit and run released

A taxi driver who was taken in custody for his alleged involvement in the discovery of a man’s body along Bulileka Road at FSC in Labasa on Sunday has been released. In a statement, Police spokesperson Inspector Jokatama Qio said investigators will await the results of the post-mortem examination. QIO: “The suspect has been released as investigators await […]

Peni Shute

August 3, 2016 10:05 am

A taxi driver who was taken in custody for his alleged involvement in the discovery of a man’s body along Bulileka Road at FSC in Labasa on Sunday has been released.

In a statement, Police spokesperson Inspector Jokatama Qio said investigators will await the results of the post-mortem examination.

QIO: “The suspect has been released as investigators await the results of the post mortem examination which will be conducted today.”

A 35-year-old taxi driver is in custody for his alleged involvement in the alleged hit and run case in Labasa yesterday.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said following the incident a team was set up and they managed to track the suspect and initial tests conducted on his vehicle have established links to the accident.

NAISORO: “We have some information about the identity of the deceased which we are working towards confirming as investigations continue.”

The body of an unknown man was found by a team of officers early this morning at about 2am along the Bulileka Road in Labasa.

Director Traffic Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Mahesh Mishra during an interview last week. (Fiji Police Force)
Director Traffic Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Mahesh Mishra during an interview. (Fiji Police Force)

In a statement, Director Traffic, SSP Mahesh Mishra said a team who were on roadblock duties received the information and proceeded towards the area and found the victim who is believed to have been hit by an unknown vehicle.

SSP Mishra said the man was conveyed to the Labasa Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

MISHRA: “We will provide more information that could hopefully help identify the victim in due course as investigations continue.”

Anyone who may have information or saw something related to the accident is kindly requested to call Crime Stoppers on 919 or 9905 600.

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