#header-inner img {margin: 0 auto !important; #header-inner {text-align: Center ;} Fiji Coupfourpointfive: Hapkido cop 'murdered after falling foul of senior RFMF officer'

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Hapkido cop 'murdered after falling foul of senior RFMF officer'

Exclusive information has emerged about the suspicious death of a police officer at the Queen Elizabeth Barracks swimming pool in Suva almost three weeks ago.

Well-placed police contacts say thorough investigations into the death of PC 3410 Opetaia Ratuvono, have revealed that he was murdered at QEB then dumped in the pool three days before his graduation from the military hapkido course.  

Sources say PC 3410 Opetaia Ratuvono was staying with his brother (who is a private) at QEB, during the last six months of his hapkido training. But he fell foul of a senior officer and was dealt with.
 
They say the day before he was killed, PC 3410 Opetaia Ratuvono was last seen attending swimming classes with his group at QEB. After he got out of the pool to go to his quarters, some officers approached him and took him to the military police cells where he was beaten to death. He was then given a substance to disguise the beating, and chucked in the pool.

 
Contacts say most police officers know that a body only becomes stiff when someone has been dead for a certain number of hours: sources say it is most likely PC 3410's body was dumped into the pool some time after he had been killed, which is why it was upright when it was spotted. 

 
Coupfourpointfive has been told there is a picture in circulation which shows the body was upright when found - not floating as it should've been if he had drowned. The picture also clearly shows marks, scratces and bruises to the face and neck.

 
Sources say after the body was taken from the pool, it was the army doctor who pronounced PC 3410 Opetaia Ratuvono dead and who concluded he had drowned after taking a certain substance. 

 
It's said the police commissioner, Ioane Naivalurua, then gave orders no other post mortem be held and no investigation be conducted. 

 
Sources note, too, that while the army said Ratuvono had drowned while in swimming practice, he didn't have his bag and change of clothes with him.


They also say that before any questions of foul play were even raised, the police spokesman was already on the news stating there was nothing suspicious in the death of the officer. 

Ratuvono's death was revealed by the Torture Watch Fiji blog after QEB sources contacted the former 3FIR leader, Roko Ului Mara forcing the regime to respond with a statement.

40 comments:

  1. yavato says...

    why does these pufta military goons have to take a life to justify their bull-shit actions.

    The whole military barracks and those wearing the uniform including their siblings are cursed anyway.

    Their biggest watch is God. these just shows how stupid and short sightedness Fiji army can be, No values and respect for God given life.

    God bless Fiji and Frank can you please open the PER quickly. let the citizens talk and take action to against your military people who have taken the law unto themselves. take the guns away as well.

    These military bullshit hipkidos are like Dogs barking inside their own backyards.

    Yavu macawa, kawa ni laba.

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  2. can we see this pic?

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  3. Murder most foul! Justice will come in some other form, so the murderers at the camp better know that every dog has his day, one day Mafatu, as you have done, it will be done to you.

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  4. This shows several things.
    1/
    The incompetence of the Fiji Police in relation to their ability to investigate anything.
    2/
    The brutality of the Soldiers of the RFMF and its Command.
    3/
    That absolutely, nobody is safe in fiji, not even coup supporters.

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  5. This shows several things.
    1/
    The incompetence of the Fiji Police in relation to their ability to investigate anything.
    2/
    The brutality of the Soldiers of the RFMF and its Command.
    3/
    That absolutely, nobody is safe in fiji, not even coup supporters.

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  6. What big sin did this fella commited to warrant a death sentence via the buturaki squad? The blood of the righteous cries out to the Lord.

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  7. The Commissioner of Police should be shot and follow this cop to the "other world" How can he stop a post mortem and investigation. He should also be charged if it is found out that this was murder. Get it right for once guys.

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  8. Isaaa...my Fiji...its becoming more of the middle eastern, cubans, chinese type of country. Where diginity, morility, respect, love and hope is the thing of the past.

    "Please LORD Straighten up our Nation so it may go back to where it was before...Punish those who have been the force behind these evil doings on our Nation. Encourage those who believe in you to stand up for the truth".

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  9. Reporters who are saying that this is a bloodless coup should refrain from saying so.

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  10. Murderers,that's what they are. The question is, what is his brother going to do since he's a solider? If I was him I'd grab the opportunity when it comes and SHOOT the bastard Bainivuaka. He will be a national hero if he does that.

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  11. This is very disturbing!!!!

    Its a pity some Military Officers/military personnel are using this Regime ruling to get what they want and they know they can get through with it.

    Ya na ka era sa vulica mai ena Peace Keeping!!!!

    E ra vakaloloma na tamata vuli vakavo ka ra qai lako curuma na i vakatagedegede ni veiqaravi ena sala rawarawa!

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  12. One day Mafatu one day

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  13. If this story is true.
    We will have sum up all necessary evidence to prosecute this PM - Voreqe Mother F... to the International Court of Justice.

    And if not, the Mot..Fur will walk free with His personal goons and live hapily ever after, just like a Van Damme movie.

    Damn....

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  14. The Queen would be really ashamed and demand that her name be no longer associated with the killing and torture field at QEB. It seems these soldiers are good at killing but unfortunately they are not killing the enemies but their own people. We have become a nation divided.

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  15. Once a murderer always a murderer!

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  16. This was the second "mysterious" death involving someone at QEB.
    One of Frank's former bodyguards also died under mysterious circumstances and no post mortem was done either. And his casket was sealed! There was talk then of some kind of poison being used. And the army doctor also signed the death certificate then!
    QEB has become Fiji's killing field.
    The British should insist that QEB change its name to FKF (F*ken Killing Field) and the post at Berkley Crescent should now be called Fiji's MI5 because of its spying role and the "ghost writers" it houses.

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  17. Don't understand some of you peoples sudden outrage?
    These people have form - just ask the relatives of Lagani Rokowaqa - Eperneri Bainimolo - Iowane Waseroma - Jone Davui & Selestino Kalouivale?

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  18. The military killing squad should be charged for murder!! Blood is in their hands and better watch out we are aware of their actions. They will be brought to court, RIP Ratuvono you will not be forgotten.....

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  19. Did journalist Michael Field write this report? He likes the words "suspicious deaths" and "Fiji". Hope you haven't published a story based on hearsay and rumour. Please back up your "facts" if indeed they are the truth.

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  20. The Friendly Fijians is gone...now we have the lifestyle that of Muslims and other countries that maro the civilians....Froggie Bai and Co and fellow COCONUT soldiers your time will come....DO all you can now But be prepare for the worst in life....

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  21. Fiji says.

    Fiji is now branded "Pacific Island Killing Fields"

    Island of the lost glory & pride.

    Island of the Murderers and Rape

    Island of thugs and thieves

    Island of deceit and shame

    Island of human violations and coups.

    God Bless Fiji

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  22. the nativety of the people of fiji is why the country is where it is today. even now people can't allow themselves to think the people running the army and the country can be that bad. hello?

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  23. We can hide we can justify we can lie to suit our style! But remember you may think you are the big winners now and think that i.e it! Ask yourselves these questions if you have conscience...are you sleeping well at night? are you eating well? aren't you frightened? the vengeance is the Lord's and He will will visit your deeds! In heaven when you stand before Him, you will be the BIGGEST LOSERS! Choose to do right when you are still on this side of life!

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  24. Even soldiers in QEB dont know what is happening there.There is a special team which most of us do not know mainly hapkido squad guys,Rabuka's ints boys,their a soldiers in every unit who are in this squad,they are not known so every soldier is unsure of each other.The officer if he has the authority to authorise such a deed and tightly seal the info,he must be someone on top in the army.SHAME

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  25. These are some of the effects of unlawful activities such as taking over an elected goverment,having a large military,playing provincialism and favouritism with good governance.This is a clear cut evidence to dismantle the army when the rule of law returns.Each and everyone should be held accountable for this death in the military compound.
    People now realise the price we have to pay for a military take over. Now they are criminals wearing unforms under the guise of an illegal goverment holding guns. Another cover uo similar to taking over the elected goverment. Shame on you military officers killing one of your own brothers. A blood stained army will never ever be successful in having peace. Yours lives will be haunted.

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  26. certified dead by the Military dr?? where did he qualify from??disgrace to the respectable Fiji Sch of Med... for all I know he should also be taken in for signing a Death cert without a postmortem to ascertain the cause of death... leqa gona ni sega ni kila tiko madaga o vuniwai na duidui ni tagane mai na yalewa

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  27. This is the reason why ex-militray are hiding and political critics do not go in the open , all trying to save their own skin, how can they libreate Fiji by hiding in overseas and not confronting them-all lamusonas!!!!

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  28. Definately not RUM.January 6, 2012 at 2:40 PM

    There is nothing wrong with the RFMF rank & file & believe this is an institution worth saving. Problem right now is a small cancerous clique within the current officer core presided over by Nailatikau.
    Do not believe for a moment that Viti is somehow immune from global events - president Obama has just announced a significant shift in US global defence policy placing particular emphasis on the Pacific. Go figure? Go Google - US pacific fleet amphibious capability because the path being currently followed can end only one way.
    PS.
    Google Granada?

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  29. Most of the ranks of teh RFMF a loyal ,hard working proffessional soldiers who still work hard to try anf keep Fiji's reputation in Peackeeping and else where it is the leadershipof RFMF which is the problem.What can they do?

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  30. What a sad chapter in the RFMF history
    where our fathers stood proud to wear their uniform and fought courageously for Fiji.Now the history is filled with murder and shameful act of cowardice for which our fathers would turn in their graves over what had just happened to this young trainee.The Police commissioner should investigate and bring the culprits to answer to their cowardly act.Aziz should do his own investigation to bring this case to Court Martial because it happened in his camp.We cannot go on with the way the Army is taking the laws into their own hands which is not differance from the Gestapo in the days of Hitler.For all those in the army and Navy your days are numbered even with mysterious death going on in the forces the hearts and prayers of hurt citizens of Fiji have reached heaven and if you have not got the message yet you better start praying because death will soon become your doom soon and you will loose this battle.Anon

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  31. What peace keeping? Just a show to the international observers,but not real.Infact they do not understand their code of ethics,that is why so many military take overs in Fiji,because they have not been explained in Fijian about their OATH OF ALLIGIENCE. They ony know noqu lotu,noqu vanua and matanitu.
    They should be educated on their loyalty to the state and not to the person but to the written laws and rules that govern the country.
    All these happens if corruption and favouritism together witrh the vaka vanua goes unchecked.
    Civilisation and education has not come to terms but personal greed and love for power and position has featured prominently in all levels of goverment and other organisations in Fiji. What a waste and shame the country is getting poorer in terms of a huge brain drain of skillful people,overseas.The military is just eating the budget up just to stay in power.
    The long arm of the law will get everyone one day whether its bai or Cai.

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  32. What peace keeping? Just a show to the international observers,but not real.Infact they do not understand their code of ethics,that is why so many military take overs in Fiji,because they have not been explained in Fijian about their OATH OF ALLIGIENCE. They ony know noqu lotu,noqu vanua and matanitu.
    They should be educated on their loyalty to the state and not to the person but to the written laws and rules that govern the country.
    All these happens if corruption and favouritism together witrh the vaka vanua goes unchecked.
    Civilisation and education has not come to terms but personal greed and love for power and position has featured prominently in all levels of goverment and other organisations in Fiji. What a waste and shame the country is getting poorer in terms of a huge brain drain of skillful people,overseas.The military is just eating the budget up just to stay in power.
    The long arm of the law will get everyone one day whether its bai or Cai.

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  33. Every event that take place in Fiji after the coup is so fake.The people,event,occassion and ceremonies all look so fake,because there is no proper legal representation of the goverment.A laughing stock in the international arena.An unelected uneducated self proclaimed PM. A doppy of its own uniquness,a lunatic in professional wannabe mode.You will pay for every offence you have committed Bai unless your own soliders dishout the punishment to you earlier then it happens,its coming.

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  34. Any info about who the Senior Army Officer is? and who is this Sunil that is Nur Ali Bano's play(dog)boy?

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  35. Hey, show us the photos, of the injuries, please.

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  36. the MAGODRO PEOPLE WILL NEVER GIVE UP!!! WARAKA !!! NAMAKA!!!!

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  37. wow wat a nonsense!! to all above comments! this is insane and outrageous the type of comment that are posted in this site...well i feel for all of you! did you all know what really happen to my colleague and friend PC Ratuvono??? i'm a witness to all of these and none of your accusation is true and God is also a witness to all of these!!! or its just what is posted that has created a turmoil and chaos in people's minds...shame! soon things will be revealed and i guess that all of you would like to take back what you've just said...so just a little fing to think about...hev a gr8 wken y'all....

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  38. dear disappointed,
    if you are a witness,then please turn yourself in and reveal the real truth of what happened.So that everyone can know the reall thing that had happened.And please back up your conclusion by providing evidence.Someone needs to take an action now before it's too late in God's presence.You can be a good witness but please,nothing but the only truth.You may be judged on earth but remember there is something thatt we do so call a judgement day in heaven.Thank You!!

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  39. dear disappointed,

    if you the real truth about this case.Please do not hesitate too reveal the thruth out.Only by then we can know the real thruth of what had happened.And please back up your conclusion by providing evidence,someone needs to take an action before it's too late.Yet, reemember you will be judged twice.On earth based on the human mentallity and yes in Heaven where God knows every movement that everyone on earth.

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