Former Ministry of Health Employee Fronts Court for Forgery

Media Team   |   19 Feb 2020

A former employee of the Ministry of Health (MOH) appeared in the Suva Magistrates Court today charged with offences related to corrupt activity.

The Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) charged Mr Mohammed Ifraz with one (1) count each of Forgery and Using Forged Document.

He is alleged to have made false documents namely, certificates from the Fiji Institute of Technology and Fiji National University and attempted to use them to gain employment with the Ministry of Health and Medical Services.

These offences are alleged to have happened between November 2018 and March 2019.

FICAC State Counsel Ms Sera Fatafehi informed the Court that first phase disclosures was served and that there was no objection to bail.

Resident Magistrate Mr Asanga Bodaragama released him on bail, instructed him to surrender his passport and issued a Stop Departure Order accordingly.

The matter was adjourned to 24 March 2020.