The former Fijian Association Party Parliamentarian, Peceli Rinakama, was arrested by soldiers last Friday (March the 5th) and his whereabouts remain unknown to even his family and friends.
Sources say Rinakama had gone to the home of his high chief from Naitasiri, Ratu Inoke Takivekata, after the high chief and his colleagues were handed their prison terms after being found guilty of conspiring to kill Frank Bainimarama.
Ratu Inoke's home is in Toorak, Suva.
Sources say Rinakama and other subjects and friends of Ratu Inoke went to the jailed chief's home to drink yaqona. They confirm that as soon as the first tanoa of yaqona was mixed, soldiers arrived outside Ratu Inoke's residence and surrounded it.
Without even having a bilo of yaqona, Rinakama was arrested by the soldiers and ordered into a truck. Sources say the last time anyone saw him was at the Central (Totogo) Police Station late last Friday afternoon.
Since then his whereabouts has been unknown. Sources say family members fear he is being detained at the military camp in Nabua and could have been beaten up.
Almost two weeks ago ( Friday, February the 26th about 8pm) a group of men, including deposed Parliamentrians Samisoni Tikonisau and Mataiasi Ragigia, were taken to military barracks by uniformed soldiers from the SDL ofice, where they were drinking yaqona.
All were beaten and released 5 to 9 hours later.