Five Police officers have been charged in relation to their alleged involvement in the case of assault involving a man in his 20s which occurred in Naqia, Tailevu.

The investigation file was returned from the Office of the DPP who has advised the five officers be charged with various offences including Act with Intent to Cause Grievous Harm, Assault Causing Actual Bodily Harm, Common Assault while a Police Woman has been charged with Conspiracy to Defeat Justice and Interfering with Witnesses.

The officers will be processed at the Criminal Investigation Department Headquarters today and will be taken to the Nausori Magistrates Court on Friday.

Police Commissioner Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho says Fijians are assured that reports where Police Officers have allegedly abused their authority will be thoroughly investigated and dealt with according to the law.

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