Alleged Private Sector Corruption Case Produced in Magistrates Court

Media Team   |   25 Nov 2019

A Cargo Agent for RPA Group Limited was charged for allegedly soliciting an advantage earlier this month.

The Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) charged Mr Jotish Prasad with one (1) count of Corrupt Transactions with Agents under the Prevention of Bribery Act of 2007.

He is alleged to have asked for a sum of $500.00FJD from Narsey Plastic Ltd for having waived a $6000.00FJD fee imposed on the missing container seal by Bio-Security Authority of Fiji during an inspection.

FICAC Senior State Counsel Ms Sanjana Datt informed the court that first phase disclosures were served and requested for strict bail conditions.

Resident Magistrate Mr Asanga Bodaragama released him on bail after two (2) sureties were provided, instructed him not to interfere with prosecution witnesses and also imposed a stop departure order.

The offence of Corruption Transactions with Agents is also known as a private sector corruption offence and if found guilty, the Accused could face up to three (3) years in jail.

The matter was adjourned to 27 January 2020.