School Manager Charged for Abuse of Grant

Media Team   |   25 Aug 2020

A former School Manager was produced in the Rakiraki Magistrates Court on 21 August 2020 on allegations of the abuse of the Free Education Grant (FEG).

The Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) charged Mr Kelevi Salauca with one (1) count of Obtaining a Financial Advantage.

He is alleged to have signed and cashed four (4) cheques amounting to $3,700.00 FJD from the Free Education Grant for his personal use while knowing he was not eligible to it.

The offence is alleged to have happened in December 2017.

FICAC State Counsel Mr. Joseph Work sought time to file and serve full phase disclosures.

The Accused was released on bail and was instructed not to re-offend and interfere with witnesses.

A Stop Departure Order was also issued with the Accused told to surrender all travel documents.

The matter was adjourned to 16 September 2020.