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Police Deny Scott Tapes Were Pornographic

Issue No: 976 26 July 2001

The Fiji Police has denied that tapes it had seized from the home of murder victim John Scott, were pornographic in nature.

Scott was brutally murdered earlier this month. The murder was attributed political motives. But the police commissioner, Isikia Savua denied political motivations and stated that the murder was related to the homosexual conduct of Scott and his partner Greg Scrivner. The police had also stated that the duo had numerous pornographic materials and hard drugs with them.

Earlier this week, the media reported that a prominent politician was in one of the pictures seized from Scott's residence.

It is believed that some pictures have Sitiveni Rabuka and Berenado Vunibobo in them. Both Rabuka and Vunibobo were prominent players in the events leading to and after the May terrorist takeover of the Parliament Complex last year. It is also believed that pictures of two prominent journalists were also in the Scott materials. One of the journalists, working with a private radio station, is reported to be closely linked to the terrorists and was supporting their course through the radio station. The station has a large shareholding from an ethnic Indian businessman who is alleged to have financed the terrorists.

The discoveries have baffled police and others.

It is believed that many terrorists were using drugs on the Parliament Complex when they held the elected government hostage.

It is also alleged that the soldiers involved in the 2 November failed mutiny were also high on drugs.

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