A Police Officer and a Supermarket Manager were charged with corruption related offences in the Labasa Magistrates Court on 30 October 2020.
Vinesh Prasad was charged by the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) with one (1) count of Obtaining a Financial Advantage.

It is alleged that he cashed a cheque that was made under the name of another person and as a result, obtained a financial advantage for himself amounting to $3,000.00 from the Fiji Development Bank.

FICAC also charged Jitesh Kumar with one (1) count of Obtaining a Financial Advantage where it is alleged that he approved the cashing of a cheque made under the name of another person and as a result, obtained a financial advantage for Vinesh Prasad amounting to $3,000.00 from the Fiji Development Bank.

FICAC State Counsel Josann Pene informed the Court that first phase disclosures have been served.

The duo were released on bail and were instructed to report to the FICAC office once a month, surrender all travel documents, not to interfere with prosecution witnesses and not to reoffend whilst on bail.

The matter was adjourned to 17 November 2020.

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