SODELPA leader Rabuka’s case deferred

SODELPA leader Sitiveni Rabuka and his lawyer Filimoni Vosarogo. Picture: FT FILE/JESSICA SAVIKE

THE case of former prime minister and Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) leader Sitiveni Rabuka has been deferred to a later date.

Magistrate Jioji Boseiwaqa was not present in court this morning hence the deferment.

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 the 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.

It is alleged that on June 18 this year, Mr Rabuka allegedly approached and interfered with one of the prosecution witnesses.

Mr Rabuka had earlier pleaded not guilty to both charges.

The case has been adjourned to September 24 for mention.

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