THE Fiji Independent Commission against Corruption has laid charges against Sainiana Waqainabete Radrodro.
Mrs Radrodro appeared before Magistrate Yohan Liyanage in the Suva Magistrates Court yesterday but the charges were not read out. Representing Mrs Radrodro was lawyer Seruwaia Nayacalevu, who applied for bail on the grounds that her client was not a flight risk and was employed by the United Nations Women.
The FICAC prosecutor told the court the accused had been served charges and also the first phase of disclosures.
Ms Nayacalevu confirmed receiving both documents and said they were not in a position to take a plea.
Ms Nayacalevu asked the court for more time so that her client could go through the disclosures before taking a plea.
Plea has been deferred and the case has been adjourned to January 10 for mention.
What Mrs Radrodro is charged with is still unknown as it was not disclosed in court.
Mrs Radrodro has been granted bail on the conditions that she:
* Provides $3000 as surety;
* She does not enter any premises of the Ministry of Works, Transport and Public Utilities;
* To surrender all travel documents; and
* Report to the Nabua Police Station every Friday from anytime between 6am to 6pm.
The court has also issued an order for stop departure which will be delivered to the Immigration Department.
Mrs Radrodro's father-in-law appeared as her surety before Mr Liyanage.
The court heard that her passport was still being held by the New Zealand High Commission where she had lodged for a transit visa to Samoa via New Zealand.
Mrs Radrodro's lawyer submitted two grounds on how the court could obtain her client's passport, saying that the court could issue a directive to the New Zealand High Commission to handover her client's passport or to wait until her client receives her passport and that she would hand it over to the court.
The court ordered that Mrs Radrodro produce her passport in court within a week and not to re-offend while on bail.