Four police officers were charged in the month of May.

According to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution this relates to the number of formal indictments filed in the High Courts of Fiji by the Director of Public Prosecutions throughout the month.

This data is confined to incidents of serious crimes.

According to ODPP one police officer was charged with serious assault. Another police officer was charged with careless driving while two others were charged with dangerous driving.

There were 14 juveniles charged with aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary and theft offences.

There were 7 foreign nationals from Cyprus, the Philippines, the United States, Australia,Thailand and Vanuatu charged with various offences including money laundering and false statements at the airport.

There were 58 victims of the 112 counts of separate incidents.

Of the 58 victims, there were 6 incidents where the accused and victims were related to one another and 7 incidents where the victims were foreign nationals from New Zealand, China, Japan and Bangladesh.

The foreign nationals and their homes were allegedly robbed and cash and assorted items were stolen.

There were two incidents of murder.

In one case, a 22 -year -old man was charged for the alleged murder of his 22-year – old divorced wife and in another case a 34-year-old man was charged for forcing his 21 -year-old defacto partner to drink weedkiller which caused her death.

There were two incidents of act with intent to cause grievous harm where the husbands have allegedly assaulted their wives with hammers and hot irons causing grievous harm.

A 39 -year-old man was charged with unlawful wounding of his 19-year – old daughter while a 37-year -old man was charged with arson for allegedly setting his sister-in-laws house on fire.

There was one incident of manslaughter where a 23-year- old man fell asleep at the wheel of his car which caused the death of a Bangladeshi tourist.

The accused is also charged with one count of dangerous driving causing grievous harm.

There were 7 individuals who were charged separately with one count each of giving false statements at the airport.

These individuals include 2 locals and 5 foreign nationals informing security officials at Nadi International Airport that their luggage contained bombs.

There was one incident where a man was charged with multiple counts of forgery, uttering forged documents, obtaining money, falsification of accounts and larceny.

This case was withdrawn after a discontinuance.

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