Former Prime Minister and SODELPA leader, Sitiveni Rabuka made another application for bail variation in the Suva Magistrates Court this morning.

Rabuka was represented by his lawyer Filimoni Vosarogo.

Rabuka’s lawyer, Filimoni Vosarogo this morning informed Magistrate Jioji Boseiwaqa that they have filed their voi dior grounds and have emailed a PDF copy to FICAC as ordered by the court.

Vosarogo also asked for bail variation.

He told the court that Rabuka requested to travel around the country and if they can write to the court and FICAC a week before Rabuka has to travel or spend a night away from home.

Vosarogo said this will mean that they will not have to come to court every time Rabuka has to travel around the country.

He also requested the court if Rabuka’s reporting condition could be changed and he be allowed to report to Nabua Police Station once every two month as he is currently reporting once a month.

FICAC’s Senior Counsel, Rashmi Aslam did not have any objections.

Magistrate Boseiwaqa has approved the application for bail variation.

It is alleged that Rabuka made 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, the investment and interest income with Raghwan Construction Limited in the amount of $200,000 and $16,000 respectively and the liability with Raghwan Construction in the amount of $120,000, contrary to the Political Parties Act.

The case has been adjourned to the 6th of next month.


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