The illegal prime minister Frank Bainimarama has braved the subject of Roko Ului Mara but has stopped short of taking him or any of his revelations on.
In the Fiji Sun today, under the heading 'Court Will Decide - PM', Bainimarama treads a safe path staying away from the criticism of his former Number Four, including the brutality revelations.
The papers says: "The future of fugitive Ratu Tevita Uluilakeba Mara, commonly known as Roko Ului, will be decided by the court. Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama yesterday reiterated his stand that Roko Ului is not a top priority in Government's daily operation.
He said all deliberations had been rested with the court and legal proceedings on the extradition of the former military officer from Tonga were underway."
The story then quotes Bainimarama as saying: "Let the court do their work on Roko Ului. Let the legal procedure run. Let's not interrupt."
The story continues acknowledging Mara's criticism by saying: "Roko Ului has been firing accusations against Commodore Bainimarama from within the comfort of the Tongan Royal Palace protection since he escaped there three weeks ago."
The Fiji Sun story wraps up by saying the extradition papers for Mara reached Tonga on Thursday but it has been told by the kingdom's acting Attorney-General, Samiu Vaipulu, that "they would not be in a rush to examine it."