Beware of persons inciting racial, religious violence: FICAC

Fiji’s anti-corruption body is urging people to be cautious following the arrest of a person believed to be part of an organised movement inciting racial and religious violence.

The arrest comes on the eve of Fiji’s 2022 General Election when more than 600,000 people are expected to head to the polls for the country’s third election under the 2013 Constitution.

According to the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC), the person created a fake email alleging that there would be terrorist attacks on 8-11 December 2022 targeting churches and temples and assault on some prominent politicians and businessmen. 

Accordingly, the local anti-corruption body is requesting the public to be vigilant of these types of organised criminal activities, requesting the public to report such activities immediately.

Investigations are underway. Voting tomorrow starts at 7.30am and finishes at 6pm or when the last person in the queue at 6pm has voted.

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