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.
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.
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.