Suspended WAF Employee Admits to Accepting Bribe

Media Team   |   26 Apr 2019

A Guilty plea was entered in the Suva Magistrates Court by a suspended Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) employee yesterday.

Mr. Tuimasi Cataki was charged by the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) last December with a count of Bribery.

He admitted to accepting $500.00 FJD from the Director of Sphynx Solutions Pty Ltd, which is an Australian based company.

At the time of the offence, the Accused was the Assistant Finance Officer who was liaising with Sphynx Solutions Pty Ltd as their contact person for purchases being made by WAF at the time.

In addition to pleading Guilty, he also admitted to the Summary of Facts which was read out.

21 days was given to Defence to file their written mitigation.

The matter was adjourned to 22 May 2019.