Policeman eager to testify against Savua

  • 2nd March 2003
  • 2003
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A former policemen told a local newspaper he was eager to testify in a re-constituted inquiry into suspicions of former Police Commissioner Isikia Savua’s complicity in the May 2000 coup.

The officer who was not named said he had evidence that Savua was closely linked to the coup. He also was willing to produce coup-related files that have mysteriously disappeared from police records.

He also claimed to have evidence that Savua had given instructions for a Police vehicle to be sent to Muaniweni at the height of the coup to cart livestock and produce back to parliament to feed the terrorists.

And that Savua had allowed a high chief, who wanted President Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara removed, to use a police vehicle with the registration plate replaced with a private number.

The officer’s story followed a Media report that acting Commissioner of Police moses Driver wanted the file on Savua re-opened because there were sufficient grounds for suspicion regarding Savua’s complicity in the coup.

Labour Leader Mahendra Chaudhry has consistently maintained that he was told by Speight and his chief security adviser Ilisoni Ligairi during the hostage crisis, that Savua was to have become prime minister after the illegal takeover of the People’s Coalition Government.