THE Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption had last week submitted consolidated charges on two men charged in a Public Works Department bribery case.
FICAC legal officer Francis Puleiwai submitted those charges to Magistrate Janaka Bandara where the new consolidated charges were read to the two accused — Saiyad Aziz and Kameli Yacalevu.
Mr Yacalevu who was represented by Jolame Uludole pleaded not guilty to the charge of accepting an advantage.
On the other hand, Mr Aziz's lawyer Prena Preetika informed the court that she only received the disclosures on Monday.
She asked the court for more time to peruse it before advising her client.
Accordingly, FICAC prosecution then served the consolidated disclosures to the defence counsels.
Mr Aziz is alleged to have solicited an advantage of $300 from one Nitesh Naidu.
The offence is alleged to have taken place on March 4, 2010 while Mr Aziz was attached as a machinist at the Public Works Department in Suva.
On the second count of accepting an advantage, Mr Yacalevu is alleged to have accepted an advantage of $150 while attached to the Public Works Department as a Supervisor High Grade.
Mr Bandara adjourned the matter to March 27 for Mr Aziz's plea to be taken and also a hearing date set.