Monday, March 28, 2011

DPP recommends charges for 'plotters' as Bainimarama fishes for info

Posted on Coup Four Point Five - 28 March 2011

According to intel sources, police interviews against the alleged plotters who last year tried to overthrow the dictator Frank Bainimarama, have been completed.

Sources say the information was submitted to DPP to evaluate and decide what charges should be laid. 

The DPP has since recommended the following people be charged for trying to overthrow Bainimarama. 
a) Roko Ului Mara, Mohammed Aziz (although he remains in the army), Pita Driti from the Army

b) Tevita Lesu, SSP Tabakau, Tevita Uluilekeba from Police

c) Ratu Epeli Ganilau, the former Minister of Defence.

The former police commissioner, Esala Teleni, was on the list to be interviewed but sources say the questions that were sent to him remain unanswered. 
Sources say the above men were brought to Bainimarama's attention through the National Intelligence Bureau (NIB).

The NIB approached Bainimarama on several occassions through Lt. Colonel Pio Tikoduadua and reported against Teleni and supporters.

Police and intel sources say Bainimarama was manipulated with the help of the illegal attorney general and Tikoduadua to suspect his own men from 2006, which led to Teleni's resignation last year.

Sources say four weeks ago Bainimarama visited George Speight in Naboro Prison to ask him if he knew anything about the failed plot to remove him last year. 
A prison guard has told Coupfourpointfive that Speight said to Bainimarama "Prime Minister you are finished!"
Bainimarama stormed out swearing at Speight.

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