A student who helped Police in the arrest of an aggravated robbery suspect January 5 this year was yesterday given a certificate of bravery award and $500 to help in his education.
Commissioner of Police Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho presented the award to Misa Cakacaka, 14, a Year 8 student of Bishop Kempthorne Memorial School, Khalsa Road, Nasinu.
Mr Qiliho said for Misa, he showed bravery in working with the Police force.
“When I first found out I was very worried about your own safety in dealing with that issue, but you proved to everyone that age and size of a person doesn’t matter,’’ Mr Qiliho said.
“But when you put your mind to doing something to keep people safe you can achieve those things.”
And, at the same awards ceremony, the management of Tiko Kece Taxis were acknowledged for assisting with an arrest of a suspect who was involved in a hit-and- run case that left a child injured in Tacirua on December 1 last year.
The taxi management was mentioned for helping in the apprehension of an offender for dangerous driving occasioning bodily harm and failure to comply with requirements after an accident.
Mr Qiliho said through the Southern Division personnel, Police had visited the Tiko Kece management where they requested assistance for them to work together in terms of combating crime.
“You are our eyes and ears on the ground and we thank you. Today, the little that we give is a sign of our appreciation and we cannot do enough to thank you,’’ Mr Qiliho said.
Tiko Kece management received certificates and $50.
“I know this is the beginning of the many other issues that we can deal with and keep Fiji safe,” Mr Qiliho said.