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Man in police custody for Nadi hotel arson

A 40-year-old man of Nadi is in custody for allegedly setting fire this morning to the Mayas Hotel located along the Nadi Back Road. A police statement said the incident occurred shortly after midnight and the suspect was apprehended by the owner and a security officer from a nearby premises. The suspect is believed to […]

Peni Shute

January 13, 2016 8:53 am

A 40-year-old man of Nadi is in custody for allegedly setting fire this morning to the Mayas Hotel located along the Nadi Back Road.

The Maya Hotel in Nadi. PHOTO: Facebook
The Maya Hotel in Nadi. Photo: Facebook

A police statement said the incident occurred shortly after midnight and the suspect was apprehended by the owner and a security officer from a nearby premises.

The suspect is believed to have been under the influence of alcohol when he committed the offence.  The building was partially burnt and the owner sustained burns as a result of the incident.

The suspect remains in custody as investigations continue.

Meanwhile in another fire related incident, a DVD outlet in Sigatoka was partly destroyed this morning. The incident occurred after 1.00am and the owner was informed by tenants living on the premises. The fire was eventually put out and investigations are continuing.

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