The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions is currently in the process of deciding on whether Lau chief and former military officer, Ratu Tevita Uluilakeba Mara should be recharged with uttering seditious comments.
Ratu Tevita was charged in 2011 but his case was withdrawn by suspended DPP, Christopher Pryde in 2014 as Ratu Tevita had fled Fiji in 2011, and had not returned to the country.
On March 15th this year, a border alert for Ratu Tevita was requested by Pryde’s office again after the Lau chief had come into the country for a short visit.
fijivillage News has received confirmation from the Office of the DPP that Ratu Tevita’s Police file from 9 years ago is now with Assistant DPP, Lee Burney for analysis on whether Ratu Tevita should be recharged.
Acting DPP, Ratu David Toganivalu had decided not to be involved in the decision making process as he is related to Ratu Tevita.
Assistant Commissioner of Police Sakeo Raikaci had confirmed this morning that the Criminal Investigations Department has alerted the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions of the arrival of Ratu Tevita Uluilakeba Mara in Fiji as per the requirement of the border alert.
When questioned by fijivillage News on whether the border alert has been lifted, ACP Raikaci said they are awaiting further guidance from the Office of the DPP after alerting them.
Police have confirmed that the border alert remains in place.
Ratu Tevita has arrived in the country to attend the Great Council of Chiefs meeting.
There are also strong indications that he is likely to be installed as the Tui Nayau.
This chiefly title has been vacant since 2004 after the death of the late former President and Tui Nayau, Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara.
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