Fiji Police Force has completed the investigation into claims of abduction after a social media post went viral and created fear in the country.
Yesterday a decision was reached to speak to the victim again hoping that he may recall new information, as there were certain elements of the report that were not matching up to the findings of the enquiries conducted up until last night.
As is with all cases involving child victims’, investigators have to be sensitive and patient towards the needs of the victim, and will work closely with parents to ensure he or she is comfortable with giving information, which is why the investigation could not be rushed.
Upon further questioning, the victim openly admitted to falsifying the information given to police due to personal reasons that we will not be able to divulge publicly, and will leave to the discretion of the family if they wish to do so.
We have counseled the child in the presence of his parents and spoke to him at length about the consequences of his actions. We have urged his parents to be understanding of the reasons as to why the child felt the need to lie about what he went through in the hope he will learn from his mistakes.
The investigation into the abduction case has therefore been closed.