Thursday, August 26, 2010

Fiji Police Chief Teleni Resigns or Pushed?

FBC News -  August 26, 2010

Taken from / By: FBC News

Commodore Esala Teleni has resigned from his position as Police Commissioner.

Teleni handed in his resignation yesterday afternoon. 

He stated in his resignation that he believes he has made a significant contribution to the Fiji Police Force. 

However, he adds it is now time for him to consider further career opportunities. 

Following his resignation, the Prime Minister, as provided for under the State Services Decree, has recommended the appointment of Joeli Baleilevuka as Acting Police Commissioner. 

Baleilevuka will act as Commissioner of Police until further notice. 

Government has thanked Teleni for his services to the Fiji Police Force and to the nation.

Teleni at end of military career: PS
August 26, 2010 

Former Fiji police commissioner Esala Teleni will not be returning to the disciplined services following his resignation, says permanent secretary for Information Sharon Smith-Johns.

Smith-Johns told FijiLive that Teleni had served the police force for almost three years but that he would not be returning to the military.

Teleni was navy commander prior to his appointment as police chief in 2007.

Announcing his resignation today, a Ministry of Information statement said “it is now time for him to consider further career opportunities”.

Smith-Johns said she did not have a personal discussion with Teleni on the matter therefore she had no idea about his future plans.

Joeli Baleilevuka has been appointed as acting Commissioner of Police at the recommendation of the Prime Minister until a substantive appointment is made.

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