Police Constable Peni Cavuilagi has been awarded a Certificate of Commendation for assisting a victim of an alleged aggravated robbery case in Balawa, Lautoka last month.
The victim who is a taxi driver had picked the three suspects from Drasa Avenue and after arriving at their destination in Balawa, they allegedly assaulted and robbed him of his phone and assorted items.
Cavuilagi who was off duty and was resting at his home when he heard the victim shouting for help and chased the three, whereby he was able to apprehend one of the suspects.
The 30-year-old suspect was taken into custody whereby investigators managed to gather information of the other two accused persons. Acting Police Commissioner Rusiate Tudravu commended the young officer's actions saying that he was destined to have a long and prosperous policing career.
Tudravu says Police officers are never off duty and he thanked Cavuilagi's dedication to the policing profession in responding to the call for assistance.
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