|WARM WELCOME? Email suggests otherwise|
Two weeks into the job and the shiny badge of Fiji's new police commissioner, Joeli Baleilevuka, is already looking tarnished.
Coupfourpointfive, and presumably other blogs, was sent over the weekend a detailed email about the 'real' Baleilevuka, titled, "Is He Really who he claims to be or a Devil in disguise?"
The unsigned email from someone who obviously knows the ins and outs of the Fiji police force, alleges Baleilevuka is yet another in this military regime who has used his position to line his pockets.
The writer (or writers) says Baleilevuka was a lowly officer but rose in the ranks thanks to cunningly gaining the confidence of former police commander, Esala Teleni.
But he or she says Baleilevuka stabbed Teleni in the back and used his position as Chief Admin Officer to:
1) Get Teleni to sign off open cheques that he and another personnel officer used to purchase trivial and wasteful items that ate up the police budget
2) Make huge cuts for himself and two other officers by giving business to two key companies
3) Cheat fellow officers last year out of a pay rise thanks to a budget blowout of $ 6.5million
4) Buy weapons behind the back of Teleni and Cabinet
The whistleblower also says Baleilevuka is as churchy preachy as Teleni and is listed as a senior pastor in the New Methodist Church. He or she also says the new police chief "bought a 580 hyundai tycun gold in clour with Souls to Jesus printed on it" and asks "where did the 49,000.00 came from?"
He or she says: "Joeli is the guy wearing the devil's good mask and trying to look like a good boy and trying to get support. The fact is he is the main cuprit behind all major incidents in FPF not Teleni. yes teleni because he trusted Joeli did sign the LPO's but Joeli made a contract with deluxe and Lotus so that meant that Teleni didnt have to sign and LPO's and Joeli had powers to make purcahses as he liked as CAO."
Click here to read for yourself the email on Baleilevuka: