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Bakani, Dakudreketi jailed for abuse of office

Friday, August 15, 2014

Update: 2:48PM FORMER Native Land Trust Board general manager Kalivati Bakani and former NLTB board member Keni Dakuidreketi were sentenced to four and six years in jail respectively by the High Court in Suva today.

Bakani had pleaded  guilty to the five counts of abuse of office while Dakuidreketi was convicted after a trial lasting a month and a half.

It was an emotional affair at the court house as family members of both convicts shed tears after the sentence was announced.

In announcing the sentence Justice Janaka Bandara also issued a warning for people holding public offices to do their duties with diligence and within the ambits of law.

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