Rabuka out on bail

SODELPA leader Sitiveni Rabuka is being interviewed by the local media outside the FICAC office in Suva on Friday, May 25, 2018. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

THE Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) will be making an application to expedite the case of former prime minister and SODELPA leader Sitiveni Rabuka.
Mr Rabuka was produced before Magistrate Jioji Boseiwaqa at the Suva Magistrates Court yesterday afternoon charged with one count of providing false declaration of his assets, income and liabilities.
He was taken in for questioning yesterday morning and later charged by FICAC.
It is alleged that on December 29, 2017, Mr Rabuka provided a false declaration of assets and liabilities to the Supervisor of Elections by failing to provide information, namely the tax liability with Fiji Revenue and Customs Service in the amount of $316,956.20, the investment and interest income with said Raghwan Construction Ltd in the amount of $120,000 contrary to the Political Parties Act.
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