Former Executive Planning Officer and Businessman Charged

Media Team   |   03 Nov 2020

A former employee of the Commissioner Northern Division office and a businessman were produced in the Labasa Magistrates Court on 30 October 2020 for alleged bribery.

The Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) charged George Shepherd Dregaso with two (2) counts of Bribery.

He is alleged to have accepted $3,285.00FJD, which was deposited into his Merchant Finance Loan account for his two (2) vehicles in order for him to perform any act as a public servant.

He also allegedly accepted $100.00 FJD that was deposited into his bank account as a reward from the second Accused for performing any act in his capacity as a public servant.

FICAC also charged Mohammed Yasad Ali with two (2) counts of Bribery.

He is alleged to have offered the above-mentioned advantages to the public servant in order to influence his actions as a public servant.

FICAC State Counsel Josanne Pene informed the Court that first phase disclosures had been served.

Both of the accused were released on strict bail conditions.

The matter was adjourned to 21 December 2020.