Former Ministry of Agriculture Officer Pleads Guilty

Media Team   |   28 Sep 2020

A former Agricultural Technical Officer admitted to committing an act of corruption in the Nausori Magistrates Court on 24 September 2020.

Ms Siliva Senivasa was charged by the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) last December with one (1) count of General Dishonesty – Obtaining a Gain.

The Accused pleaded Guilty to the charge against her and admitted to misappropriating the sum of $450.00 that was received from a farmer as payment for his land preparation under the Land Preparation Facility Program.

FICAC State Counsel Mr Adrian Sharma read out the Summary of Facts, which the Accused admitted to.

The Defence Counsel sought time from the Court to prepare and file Mitigation submission.

The matter was adjourned to 26 October 2020 to check on the Mitigation submission.