Fijis New for Home Affairs and Immigration Pio Tikoduadua asks Police Commissioner to resign

Fiji's Minister for Home Affairs and Immigration has invited the Commissioner of Police to resign, citing concerns on matters of confidence in him.

Pio Tikoduadua says the commissioner Sitiveni Qiliho has however asked that they follow the process of the Constitutional Offices Commission.

Minister Tikoduadua said he respects his decision, and we will let the law take its course.

The Minister added he has no issue with the Commander of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces.

A border alert has been issued by Fiji's Police Criminal Investigations Department (CID) for Opposition MP and former Attorney General and Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.

"Mr Sayed-Khaiyum is a person of interest and is currently under investigation regarding a case of alleged inciting communal antagonism," according to the CID.

It said its yet to deal with Mr Sayed-Khaiyum who is believed to be in Australia.

It said according to his travel history, Mr Sayed-Khaiyum departed Fiji on the 26th of December 2022.

Meanwhile, Police Commissioner Sitiveni Qiliho said that's the normal monitoring mechanism of the CID to write to the Border Police to inform it if Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum returns.