Man Charged for Alleged Breach of Electoral Act

Media Team   |   31 Jul 2020

A man was produced in the Nadi Magistrates Court today for allegedly breaching the Electoral Act during the 2018 Elections.

Mr Serevi Turaganicolo, also known as Serevi Gonewai was charged by the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) with one (1) count of Campaign Restrictions During Polling.

It is alleged that during the 48-hour period prior to polling day in 2018, he communicated a political message on Facebook, which was in breach of campaign restrictions during polling.

FICAC State Counsel Mr Darren Hickes informed the Court that first phase disclosures was served.

Resident Magistrate Mr Peni Dalituicama released the Accused on bail, issued a Stop Departure Order and the Accused was also instructed to surrender his travel documents.

The matter was adjourned to 14 August 2020.