Social Democratic Liberal Party leader – Sitiveni Rabuka appeared in the Suva Magistrate Court this afternoon.

Rabuka was charged by the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption for providing false declaration of assets, income and liabilities contrary to section 24 (1A) and 24(5) of the political parties ( Registration, Conduct, Funding Disclosures) Act No 4 of 2013.

On the 29th of December last year as the leader of a registered political parts namely the Social Democractic Liberal Party provided a false declaration of assests and liabilities to the Supervisor of Election by failing to provide information namely, the tax liability with Fiji Revenue and Customs Services in the amount of $316, 956.20, the investment and interest income with Raghwan Construction Ltd in the amount of $200,000 and $16,000 respectively and the liability with said Raghwan Construction Ltd in the amount of $120,000, contrary to section 24 (1A) and 24 (5) of the political parties ( Registration, Conduct, Funding Disclosures) Act No 4 of 2013.

Rabuka will re-appear in court on the 6th of June where he will take his plea.

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