Fiji Time: 11:25 AM on Friday 30 January

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Defence closing

Shalveen Chand
Saturday, July 26, 2014

BUSINESSMAN Keni Dakuidreketi's defence counsels were told to give their closing submissions on Monday instead of yesterday.

Mr Dakuidreketi pleaded not guilty to five counts of abuse of office.

The charges are related to him being the former chairman of the then-Native Land Trust Board's commercial arm Vanua Development, and using government money and money belonging to extinct mataqali for dealing with Ballu Khan's software company Pacific Connex.

In court, the defence counsels said they would address matters of law in their closing.

The court was told that the defence would also like to be uninterrupted by prosecution when delivering the closing.

Justice Janaka Bandara said the defence should stick to the facts of the case when briefing the assessors.

He said all matters of law would be dealt by him.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Killer on the loose
  2. Community in shock
  3. Time for answers
  4. Long queues for free water
  5. 3pc tax matters
  6. 50 for seasonal work
  7. AT A GLANCE
  8. Call for monitoring units
  9. Seaweed farm plan
  10. Tottenham, Chelsea in FA Cup final

Top Stories this Week

  1. PM's apology to Fiji Saturday (24 Jan)
  2. Who let our boy go swimming Thursday (29 Jan)
  3. Old market to turn into live fish shop Tuesday (27 Jan)
  4. FRCA terminates officers Tuesday (27 Jan)
  5. Fake tabua inquiry Thursday (29 Jan)
  6. Things you didn't know about Kuridrani Monday (26 Jan)
  7. Man charged for assaulting daughter Monday (26 Jan)
  8. Tragic end to tour Wednesday (28 Jan)
  9. New-look bus station plans Tuesday (27 Jan)
  10. Woman found Thursday (29 Jan)