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Duo await sentencing

Shalveen Chand
Thursday, August 14, 2014

THE High Court in Suva will sentence former Native Land Trust Board general manager Kalivati Bakani and former NLTB board member Keni Dakuidreketi tomorrow.

Both men have been convicted of five counts of abuse of office each for personal gain.

Bakani and Dakuidreketi used extinct mataqali funds and government grants to finance IT company Pacific Connex through Vanua Development Corporation Limited (VDCL), a limited liability company of NLTB. VDCL is the investment arm of NLTB.

Bakani pleaded guilty while Dakuidreketi was convicted after a trial lasting a month and half.

Yesterday, Dakuidreketi's lawyer presented four character witnesses who were former cabinet minister Ratu Ilaitia Tuisese, businessman Daniel Lobendahn, church pastor Laisiasa Joji and Dakuidreketi's secretary Kusum Lata.








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