Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Military Thugs Question Chief & Clergymen

Clergymen, chief undergo questioning
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - Update: 5:36PM
FOUR clergymen and Rewa high chief Ro Teimumu Kepa were separately questioned today over allegations they were involved in defying an order that a church conference not go ahead. This was the word direct from Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama in an impromptu media conference today.
"These talatalas have been telling their flock that the Conference is still going ahead," he said.
The Methodist Church's standing Committee members, Reverend Tuikilakila Waqairatu, Reverend Manasa Lasaro, Reverend Tomasi Kanailagi and church accountant, Viliame Gonelevu, were being questioned at Queen Elizabeth barracks in Nabua. Rewa's paramount chief Ro Teimumu Kepa was questioned at Central Police Station in Suva.
Information acting permanent secretary Lt-Col Neumi Leweni said the decision to cancel the Methodist Church annual conference was a firm one. He said it was issued because the church was allegedly pushing a political agenda rather than promoting spiritual development. Church president Reverend Ame Tugaue said he was trying to talk to Police Commissioner Esala Teleni over whether he could be given clearance to visit the four clergymen.

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