Former CWMH Recorder Charged

Media Team   |   23 Dec 2019

A former Recorder with the Colonial War Memorial Hospital (CWMH) appeared in the Suva Magistrates Court today on corruption-related charges.

Mr Samuela Wainibuli was charged by the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) with one (1) count each of Falsification of Documents and General Dishonesty – Obtaining a Gain.

He is alleged to have falsified the duplicate and triplicate copy of a Ministry of Health (MOH) receipt to obtain $54.50 FJD from the MOH in September this year.

FICAC State Counsel Mr Adrian Sharma appeared for Prosecution and informed the Court that first phase disclosures have been served.

Resident Magistrate Ms Waleen George released the Accused on bail and instructed him not to re-offend, not to interfere with witnesses and to surrender his passport to the Court.

A Stop Departure Order was also issued.

The matter was adjourned to 6 February 2020.