Former Fisheries Revenue Collector Charged

Media Team   |   10 Jun 2020

A former Revenue Collector at the Ministry of Fisheries was produced in the Rakiraki Magistrates Court today on corruption related charges.

The Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) charged Mr Pailato Odro with one (1) count each of Obtaining a Financial Advantage and General Dishonesty – Causing a Loss.

It is alleged that the Accused, while responsible for receiving payments from licensed fishermen for the sale of ice, obtained $6,375.59 FJD and used it for his personal purposes and in the process, caused a loss of the same amount to his former employers.

FICAC State Counsel Mr Darren Hickes informed the Court that first phase disclosures had already been served.

The Accused was released on bail with a $700 bail bond and was instructed not to re-offend and to surrender his travel documents.

A Stop Departure Order was also issued accordingly.

The matter was adjourned to 8 October 2020.