Former Provincial Council Treasurer Pleads Guilty on First Call

Media Team   |   25 Sep 2020

Former Nadroga Navosa Provincial Council Treasurer Ms Usenia Susu pleaded guilty to engaging in corrupt practices at her first call in the Sigatoka Magistrates Court today.

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

She admitted to inflating the amounts on 24 cheques belonging to the Nadroga Navosa Provincial Council Carnival account in order to obtain a financial advantage amounting to $9,323.40 FJD, which she knew she was not eligible to receive.

Her actions also caused a loss of the same amount to the Council between October 2016 and September 2017.

FICAC State Counsel Ms Josann Pene appeared for Prosecution and informed the Court that first phase disclosures had already been served.

The Accused waived her right to counsel and was released on bail.

The matter was adjourned to 9 November 2020.