THE High Court in Suva will allow a trial in the absence of the accused person. In his ruling, judge Justice Priyantha Fernando said the accused and Fiji National Provident Fund former general manager Foana Nemani could be tried fairly in her absence as she waived her right to be present at the trial. She faces one count of extortion by public officers and one count of Abuse of Office.
THE trial date of two former Post Fiji executives was vacated by the High Court in Suva. The trial was set for next month but has since been vacated to September 17. Peni Mau is charged with one count of abuse of office while Dhirendra Pratap is charged with one count of aiding and abetting, abuse of office and false certificate by public officers.