Namosi man in custody for erecting ‘unlawful’ roadblock

Seems the police are again serving the interests of the company NOT the people (despite what it says on their badge). Funny how the police never arrest the mining company executives when they pollute and destroy people’s environment…

And whatever happened to freedom of speech and the right to defend your land…

Watisoni Butabua | Fiji Village

fiji policeA 57-year-old man of Namosi was arrested by police yesterday evening after he allegedly told a group of construction workers contracted by the Namosi Joint Venture [Newcrest Mining] to stop work and remove machinery from the Wainabama Access Road.

Police said the suspect is also alleged to have erected a roadblock with other villagers without lawful authority.

The suspect is currently in custody at the Navua Police Station as investigations continue.

Police Chief of Operations ACP Rusiate Tudravu said police will not entertain those who choose to take the law into their own hands.

Tudravu said there are legal ways of having their grievances heard.

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