The Suva Magistrates Court today ruled that there was a case to answer in the matter involving Prime Fiji.
The Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) charged the limited liability company in 2016 with one (1) count each of Forgery and Using Forged Document for allegedly submitting a Falsified Security Bond of Westpac Bank amounting to FJ$351,865 to the Fiji Roads Authority while negotiating a street light renewal agreement with them.
Resident Magistrate Ms. Deepika Prakash said that there was relevant and admissible evidence to implicate the Accused for each element of the offences and that a reasonable tribunal could convict on the produced evidence.
Prime Fiji lawyer Ms. Mareta Tikoisuva requested 14 days to allow the fixing of a suitable date for her clients to give evidence through a Skype call.
The matter was adjourned to 11 February 2019 to fix a date for the continuation of the Defence case.
28 days was given to appeal.