Former WAF Employee Fronts Court for Money Loss

Media Team   |   30 Aug 2018

A former Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) employee appeared in the Nadi Magistrates Court today facing corruption related charges involving $10,373.75.

The Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) charged Ms. Nunia Rasolo with two (2) counts of “General Dishonesty – Causing a Loss” and one (1) count of “Falsification of Documents” for offences allegedly committed in 2014.

It is alleged that on two occasions, Ms. Rasolo did not deposit $7,100.00FJD and $3,273.75FJD into the prescribed WAF bank account.

These amounts were revenue received by WAF from its customers.

The Accused is further alleged to have falsified the WAF lodgement form by altering the Premium Centre Nadi Branch stamp date for the first amount mentioned above to elude her wrongdoing.

FICAC State counsel Ms. Francis Puleiwai informed the court that first phase disclosures were served.

Magistrate Mr. Peni Dalituicama granted bail with a bail bond of $1500FJD, issued a Stop Departure Order and instructed her to report to the FICAC Lautoka office every fortnight.

The matter was adjourned to 10 September 2018 for second phase disclosures to be served.

This is the third case FICAC has produced before the courts involving alleged corruption within WAF this year.