Senior police officers continue to expose the unpopular Fiji police chief, Ioane Naivalurua, today revealing the monies they say he's getting.
Officers have him down as currently costing the police force and taxpayers $417,500 as a result of his salary, commissions and what they say is rash police spending.
Figures sent to Coupfourpointfive show Naivalurua earns a salary of $97,000 and was allocated an entertainment allowance of $40,000 in the 2011 budget.
Naivalurura has had five overseas trips this year, each of them costing $5,000 at a total of $25,000.
Senior officers say the military appointed police chief has also commissioned several unnecessary capital projects, including the painting of police posts at $30,000, police uniforms from United Apparel at $75,000 and police scooters earlier this year at $8,000.
But they say he has pocketed a $20,000 bonus for hosting the recent Crime Free Workshop, which was sponsored by Vodafone to a tune of $100,000.
He is also said to earn $87,000 as chairman of the Fiji Post board, plus $35,000 in commission from tenders for Post Fiji.
Naivalurua was made police commisioner a year ago and critics say he's a beneficiary of the 2006 coup having taken a year’s leave before the takeover happened coming aboard through masipol with Frank Bainimarama.
He then helped remove his predecessor, Esala Teleni, former senior RFMF officers Roko Ului Mara and Pita Driti with the help of Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum and the Permanent Secretary for the illegal government, Pio Tikoduadua, and is now enjoying the perks with his family.
Senior officers say his monies have been moved about in an ANZ account - and the account of his son who is currently enjoying a Chinese scholarship.
The spill on Naivalurura comes as the police re-arrest two men facing charges of writing seditious comments; the men had been released on bail by the Suva Magistrates Court.
Jagath Karunaratne and Mosese Bulitavu were re-arrested by a special unit with the police now claiming they face fresh charges, including conspiracy to treasonous offences and attempts to destabilise the Government.
Police chief operations officer assistant Commissioner Henry Brown, who has been revealed as engaging in fraud on this blog previously, claims the police has “strong evidence” of an attempt to burn down the city of Suva.
|IT speciliast Jagath Kuranaratne at front left|
Brown has been quoted as saying: “Police have recovered evidence including homemade bombs (Molotov cocktail) linked to the investigation. Police are expected to bring in other prominent people linked to the investigations.”
Karunaratne and Bulitavu had been released on strict bail conditions with three co-accused Usaia Koroi, Waisale Daganayasi and Eroni Takape. The five men are accused of conspiring to write seditious words in public places and billboards along the Suva-Nausori road corridor in August. All have denied the charges.