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Public Officer Charged with General Dishonesty

Media Team   |   28 Mar 2018

An employee of the Ministry of Sugar was produced at the Lautoka Magistrates Court today on corruption charges.

The Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) charged Ms. Elizabeth Cokomata for one count of “General Dishonesty – Causing a Loss”.

Cokomata appeared before Magistrate Mr. Mosese Naivalu and is alleged to have in 2016 falsified a receipt and claimed accommodation allowance from the Ministry of Sugar with the intention of dishonestly obtaining a gain of FJD $675.00.

FICAC Counsel, Mr. Joseph Work appeared for Prosecution and informed Court that first phase disclosures have been served.

She was released on bail after two sureties was produced with strict bail conditions. A stop departure has been issued accordingly.

The matter has been adjourned to 31 July 2018 for second phase disclosures to be served.