Businesswoman Changes Plea and Vacates Trial

Media Team   |   21 Oct 2019

The Proprietor of Celcius Fire Protection and Pest Control had her trial vacated after changing her plea in the Suva Magistrates Court today.

Ms Anita Ranjini Mala faces two (2) counts of Bribery which was laid on her by the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) in 2017.

She is alleged to have offered $500 - $800 to two (2) Technical Officers with the Ministry of Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations on two (2) separate occasions between 2016 and 2017 to influence their actions as public servants.

She had initially denied the charges but changed it today before her trial was to have begun before Resident Magistrate Mr Asanga Bodaragama.

The matter was adjourned to 24 October 2019 for the Summary of Facts to be read out.