|THE EYES HAVE IT: Bainimarama and Nailatikau (left) at Josefa Iloilo's funeral.|
Reports are coming in that Epeli Nailatikau has been removed as president from Government House by soldiers.
Nailatikau's removal apparently follows the arrest last night of the former 3FIR Commander, Ratu Tevita Uluilakeba Mara, in Lautoka.
Supporters say Roko Ului has been detained to deter any uprising as a result of the removal of Nailaitikau; Ulilakeba wields a support of more than 1200 royalist soldiers in the Fiji Army.
Information given to Coupfourpointfive says the President was questioned on Wednesday the 6th of this month about the decree found at the Suva house of con man Ben Padarath.
We've been told Nailatikau was summoned to camp at QEB and kept in an interview room for four hours on the directive of dictator Frank Bainimarama.
Coupfourpointfive sources say a letter has been delivered to the President to step down on the 28th of this month - in five days time. The letter came from Bainimarama.
The president has not responded to the letter but tension is said to have already started to build with people of Ra pledging their support, together with the high chief of Rewa.
It's believed Bainimarama wants to have executive authority as President and to do away with the role of prime minister.