Rabuka under probe

SODELPA Leader Sitiveni Rabuka with his lawyer Filimoni Vosarogo coming out from the CID Headquarters in Suva yesterday.Picture ATU RASEA

SOCIAL Democratic Liberal Party leader Sitiveni Rabuka was questioned by police in Suva for two hours yesterday over comments he was alleged to have made during a radio talkback show last week.

Mr Rabuka’s lawyer, Filimoni Vosarogo told this newspaper yesterday that Mr Rabuka had gone voluntarily to the headquarters of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) after being asked to report there by police.

“Police are continuing their investigation and they will call us back if there’s anything,” Mr Vosarogo said.

A statement issued on behalf of Commissioner of Police Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho said that Mr Rabuka was being questioned over an alleged “breach of the Information Act”.

The statement said no further comments would be made until later.

According to SODELPA, the questioning was is in relation to a comment Mr Rabuka made during a debate with Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama on an iTaukei language radio station last week.

It is understood that there was an exchange between the two men about a debtor to the National Bank of Fiji, which collapsed during Mr Rabuka’s former government.

SODELPA claimed that Mr Bainimarama reported the matter to the police.

Asked yesterday if the questioning affected his campaign, Mr Rabuka said it was nothing to worry about.