It appears the excitement over the decommissioned former land force commander, Pita Driti, supposedly going missing has been misplaced.
Driti is still very much in Fiji and has not fled the country as thought by some locals in Suva in the past few days.
Intelligence operatives say the person who has left Viti is the New Zealander and the former head of the Fiji Water Authority, Anthony Fullman.
Readers will remember that Fullman was one of those questioned by Fiji police last month in connection with the escape of the former commander of the 3FIR, Roko Ului Mara, to Tonga.
Fullman was interviewed because phone records showed he spoke to Mara just before the former military officer was picked up in Kadavu by a Tongan navy vessel.
Regional media reported there was concern for Fullman who is believed to have diabetes; and information made available to us a short time ago says the Kiwi has left Fiji with the help of the New Zealand embassy.
Driti is meanwhile said to have reported to authorities last Friday at Valelevulevu police station, as required. Driti is remanded at large and is to appear in court again soon on a charge of sedition and inciting mutiny.