Video footage emerges of assault allegations by PM

NFP opposition members of parliament Biman Prasad (left),Pio Tikoduadua and Lenora Qereqeretabua outside the parliament on the day the alleged assault took place. Picture: RAMA

VIDEO footage has emerged online and has gone viral of Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama allegedly manhandling National Federation Party member of Parliament Pio Tikoduadua outside Parliament.

The video is alleged to have been recorded on August 9, 2019, the day Mr Tikoduadua claimed he was physically and verbally assaulted by the PM.

The Parliament secretariat has refused to comment on the matter, saying it was being handled by police.

A request for an update on the investigation has been sent to Police Commissioner Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho via email.

No response was received from the police when this edition went to press last night.

Read the full report in today’s edition of The Fiji Times.

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