Chief Justice – Anthony Gates, will deliver his judgement in SODELPA Leader – Sitiveni Rabuka’s case, at 3pm Monday.
Both legal counsels made their submissions before the Chief Justice yesterday.
Rabuka’s lawyer – Filimoni Vosarogo says, FICAC needs to prove that SODELPA was a registered party, on 29th December 2017.
In response to that, FICAC Senior Counsel – Rashmi Aslam said, that this is not a matter that would require expert knowledge, and Rabuka’s answer during the caution interview, is admissible.
FICAC is represented by Rasmi Aslam and Sam Savumiramira, while Rabuka is represented by – Filimoni Vosarogo, Lynda Tabuya and Kitione Vuetaki.
Sitiveni Rabuka was earlier found not guilty of the charges relating to the declaration of his assets and liabilities, as required under the Political Parties Act.
It was 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 the 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.
FICAC has appealed the case, after the Magistrate acquitted Rabuka.