A former Special Constable of the Fiji Police Force has been sentenced to three years imprisonment by the Lautoka High Court.
Rohinesh Prasad was charged by the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption with three counts of Bribery in 2014 under the Prevention of Bribery Act.
He was found guilty of accepting an advantage of $1000.00 and soliciting an advantage of $500.00 to arrange for the bail and discharge of three suspects in a criminal case in the Nadi Magistrate’s Court.
In delivering the sentence, High Court Judge, Aruna Aluthge said that in committing this crime, Prasad betrayed the trust and confident given to him by the Police Force and abused his position and trust placed on him by the public as he was a public servant.
Prasad was fined $1,000 dollars which was to be paid immediately or he would serve an extra one hundred days in prison.
He was also ordered to pay $1,000 dollars to the three Complainants – $400 to one, and $300 each to the other two within a month or incur an extra one month in prison.
He is eligible for parole after serving eighteen months in prison.
Thirty days have been given for Appeal.