THE trial of the former deputy general manager for the Fiji National Provident Fund, Foana Tukana Nemani, yesterday entered its sixth day.
Fiji Independent Commission against Corruption lawyer Rashmi Aslam delivered his closing submissions before High Court judge Justice Janaka Bandara.
During his submission, Mr Aslam said the accused had received a total of $26,487 after she claimed for responsibility allowance.
In explaining his case to the three assessors of the trial, Mr Aslam said Ms Nemani had been collecting her responsibility allowance through her fortnightly wages that began on August 5 in 2005 until July 26 in 2007.
He told the assessors that a memo sent out to certain executive members of the fund by the then CEO Olota Rokovunisei stated that Ms Nemani was to do a few additional work for the fund and removed certain responsibilities that would allow her to carry out the extra responsibilities given to her.
He said the same memo sent out also stated that one of the witnesses, Mervin Low, was also given extra responsibility but was not paid any responsibility allowance.
Mr Aslam also told the assessors that it was in Ms Nemani's employment contract that the CEO can, at any time, delegate extra responsibilities to the DGM and he did exactly that when he tasked Ms Nemani to do additional work and at the same time he removed some responsibilities that were tasked to her.
Ms Nemani's trial is conducted in absentia.
The case continues this morning.