Fiji Time: 5:19 AM on Monday 26 January

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Bakani, Dakudreketi jailed for abuse of office

By SHALVEEN CHAND
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.





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. Court acquits senior lawman
  2. Police search for missing 17-year-old girl
  3. 65kg bust
  4. Society appoints new board
  5. Benefits crackdown
  6. MPs tour Europe
  7. Homes destroyed
  8. Help us with water and TELS
  9. Exhibition draws large crowd
  10. Mourinho wants to keep Schurrle

Top Stories this Week

  1. Murders that shocked the world Tuesday (20 Jan)
  2. Facebook comments Tuesday (20 Jan)
  3. Soldier's death shocks family Tuesday (20 Jan)
  4. Murder suspects in custody Monday (19 Jan)
  5. Breaking the silence Wednesday (21 Jan)
  6. Call for pay rise Monday (19 Jan)
  7. Missing women Monday (19 Jan)
  8. No payout for police Wednesday (21 Jan)
  9. 'No money' in 2004 Wednesday (21 Jan)
  10. Opposition challenges PM to walk the talk Friday (23 Jan)