The leader of the Nationalist Vanua Tako Lavo Party, Iliesa Duvuloco, has been in police custody since last Friday.
He is locked up at Nabua Police Station for contravening the Public Emergency Regulations. This has been confirmed by the Director of Police Operations, SSP Waisea Tabakau.
Sources have told Coupfourpointfive that Duvuloco was arrested by police and locked up for distributing leaflets in Wainibuka early last week.
The leaflet reportedly contained a message in the Fijian language for people to demand that the President Ratu Josefa Iloilo, immediately step down from the position and retire to his chiefly village of Viseisei in Vuda. The leaflet also asked Fijians to rally and stage an uprising against Frank Bainimarama's regime.
Also arrested and detained at the Central Police Station cell last Tuesday was 68 year old William Rosa. Mr Rosa is the father of the owner of Cake 2000 franchise. He was locked up for six days until police found that it was a case of mistaken identity and released him. Sources say the police were looking for another person of the same name, for distributing leaflets like Duvuloco.
Legend FM is now reporting that five people are locked up at the moment with Duvuloco for the same act.