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Dakuidreketi presents character witnesses

By SHALVEEN CHAND
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Update: 1:34PM FORMER then-Native Land Trust Board general manager Kalivati Bakani and former NLTB chairman Keni Dakuidreketi will be sentenced this Friday by the High Court in Suva.

Dakuidreketis lawyer Queens Counsel Wylie Clarke presented four character witnesses who said the businessman was a man of integrity and someone whose life taught a lesson to others on how to work hard and become successful.

Bakani and Dakuidreketi were convicted of five counts abuse of office each. They were found guilty of facilitating extinct mataqaIi funds and government grants for to finance Pacific Connex, a software company that belonged to businessman Ballu Khan, through Vanua Development Corporation Limited (VDCL), a limited liability company of the then-NLTB.

 





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