|Samisoni and her famous bread shop chain|
|This statement was sent to Coupfourpointfive by Dr Samisoni's family a short time ago|
As my mother Dr Mere Samisoni was going about her business yesterday 3 August 2012, eight police officers and three police dogs stopped her alongside the road in Suva. She was told she was to be escorted to the police station. No reasons were given to her. Before doing so she spoke to her New Zealand legal counsel Peter Williams QC and Heeni Phillips.
Mr Williams QC spoke to the officer and asked why was Dr Samisoni being detained and escorted to the police station. The officer replied he could not give a reason as there was no reason, but had been told to do this by his superiors. From approximately 1.30pm to aproximately 6.45pm last night my mother was detained by the police for questioning.