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Businessman, public servants in court for alleged corruption

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Update: 2:24PM A BUSINESSMAN, three present and two former employees of the Ministry of Health who are facing corruption-related charges made their first appearance before Magistrate Samuela Qica at the Ba Magistrates Court yesterday.

It is alleged businessman Mohammed Fariaz dishonestly submitted quotations to the Ministry of Heath, which he knew were false and did so with the intention of obtaining a gain from the Ministry of Health amounting to more than $38,000.

The other five accused persons - Shiri Ram, Aliti Tamani, Setefano Lagilagi, Ilisepa Bulavakarua and Mohammed Imraan have been each charged with one count of abuse of office.

All accused persons were granted bail on a $1000 bail bond.

The matter has been adjourned to November 29.


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