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Nawaikula says DPP “wrong” and “under political preassure”

Under “preassure”SODELPA MP and parliamentarian charged with alleged hit and run says that Director of Public Prosecution, Mr Christopher Pryde is “wrong” and “under political preassure”.

While venting out his frustrations on social media, Mr Nawaikula misspelled the word pressure several times as “preassure” on his Facebook post.

“I disagree with the DPP , Cristopher Pride, on Rt Epenisas Police & Army assailants that, “the arrest had been effected lawfully and there was no substath of the complaints”.

SODELPA MP NIko Nawaikula

On the 28th of March, the Director of Public Prosecutions Christopher Pryde says following the review of the evidence they have concluded the arrest had been effected lawfully and there was no substance to the complaints.

Pryde says they have also further concluded that the actions of the security forces in effecting the arrest were justified and proportionate to the perceived threat to public safety on Bau Island at the time.

A police complaint of criminal intimidation and criminal trespass was laid by Cakobau as a result of his arrest last year.

DPP Christopher Pryde said that no charges will be laid against any police or military officers involved in the arrest of Ratu Epenisa Cakobau on Bau island on 7th June last year.

Director of Public Prosecution Christopher Pryde (L) and Ratu Epenisa Cakobau (R)

Mr Nawaikula who was clearly upset with the decision of the DPP said that “I think the DPP is wrong. This was a very politically charged incident and it appears DPPs decision , like previous incidents has been affected by political preassure.”

“The one thing I disagree entirely with DPP on Rt Epenisas case is DPPs view that , ” actions of the security forces in effecting the arrest were justified and proportionate to the perceived threat to public safety on Bau Island at the time.” Mr Pride as lawyer and DPP should know that the army has no role on public safety and therefore they have no power to arrest anybody.”

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