SODELPA leader Rabuka’s bail conditions amended

Sitiveni Rabuka outside the Suva Magistrates Court earlier this month. Picture: FT FILE/JESSICA SAVIKE

THE bail condition for Social Democratic Party Leader (SODELPA) leader Sitiveni Rabuka has been amended.

The amendment now allows Mr Rabuka to travel outside of Suva without having to inform the court or the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC).

He appeared before Magistrate Jioji Boseiwaqa yesterday.

His lawyer Filimoni Vosarogo had requested the Suva Magistrates Court to drop one of Mr Rabuka’s bail condition.

Mr Vosarogo had informed the court that his client’s work was demanding and that he travelled out of Suva quite often.

FICAC counsel Rashmi Aslam said he had no objections to what was proposed by Mr Vosarogo.

Mr Rabuka is charged with one count of providing false declaration of his assets, income and liabilities.

It is alleged that on December 29, 2017, Mr Rabuka provided a false declaration of assets and liabilities to the Supervisor of Elections by failing to provide information, namely the tax liability with Fiji Revenue and Customs Service in the amount of $316,956.20, the investment and interest income with said Raghwan Construction Ltd in the amount of $120,000 contrary to the Political Parties Act.

He is also charged for allegedly breaching his bail condition.

Mr Rabuka’s case has been adjourned to October 1.

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