Landowner Charged for Demanding Payments

Media Team   |   30 Jul 2020

A landowner was produced in the Nausori Magistrates Court today for engaging in alleged corrupt practice.

Mr Mosese Ranavue was charged by the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) with two (2) counts of General Dishonesty – Obtaining a Gain.

It is alleged that he demanded good will payments on three (3) separate occasions under the pretense that payment would guarantee the leasing of land to the two (2) individuals when the decision did not rest with him but the iTaukei Land Trust Board (TLTB).

He is alleged to have gained a total amount of $3,600.00 FJD from these payments.

FICAC Senior State Counsel Ms Laite Bokini-Ratu informed the Court that first phase disclosures was served.

The Accused was released on bail with a Stop Departure Order issued accordingly.

The matter was adjourned to 4 September 2020.