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Court dismisses Dakuidreketi's appeal

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Update: 3:25PM THE appeal application by former Native Land Trust Board member Keni Dakuidreketi against his sentence and conviction was today dismissed by the Court of Appeal.

Dakuidreketi who is serving six years in prison after being convicted in 2014 for abuse of office charges had appealed to the Court of Appeal on six grounds of appeal.

After viewing the submissions of both sides, in their judgement, the full bench of the Fiji Court of Appeal in Suva consisting of the president of the Court of Appeal, Justice William Calanchini, Justice Eric Basnayake and Justice Navaratne Bandara stated that the High court judge who presided over the trial was mindful of each count and considered the circumstances to decide on the consecutive sentence.

They all viewed that the appeal is without merit and should be dismissed.

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