Fiji President suspends Qiliho and Kean

Fiji Police Commissioner Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho has been suspended by the President Ratu Wiliame Katonivere. Picture: TALEBULA KATE/FT FILE

Fiji President Ratu Wiliame Katonivere has suspended Commissioner of Police Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho and Commissioner of Fiji Corrections Services Francis Kean.

The President’s decision was based on the advice of the Constitutional Offices Commission (COC).

A Government statement issued today stated the constitutional officers were suspended effective immediately pending investigation and referral to and appointment of a tribunal.

The President has appointed Assistant Police Commissioner Juki Fong Chew as Acting Commissioner of Police, and Assistant Commissioner Corporate of the Fiji Corrections Service Salote Panapasa has been appointed Acting Commissioner Fiji Corrections Service.

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