National Federation Party President Pio Tikoduadua has instructed his lawyers to take legal action against Police.

Tikoduadua says the decision was made after he was detained by them for 36 hours last month.

On the 21st of April, this year Police officers arrived at his home in Delasui Village, Tailevu just after midnight.

Tikoduadua was detained for making statements causing public alarm. He had publicly criticized the Police for their violent assault on a villager at Naqia in Wainibuka.

He says while being a Member of Parliament. doesn’t give him any special privileges, Police should know that he was not going to hide from them.

He claims there was no reason for the Police to detain him in the middle of the night, or at any time.

The NFP President says the job of the Police is to charge people who they believe have committed criminal offenses, then Police must let the Court decide if those people are guilty.

The Director of Public Prosecution last week decided that no charges will be laid against the opposition member of parliament in relation to a complaint of a breach of the Public Order Act on the 20th of April.

Police Spokesperson Ana Naisoro has stated that the Fiji Police Force will not be commenting on this matter

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