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Former LTA Manager and Customer Service Officer Deny Charges

Media Team   |   08 Dec 2020

Land Transport Authority’s (LTA) former Manager Road Safety & Education and Customer Service Officer pleaded Not Guilty to their charges in the Nasinu Magistrates Court today.


Adi Vakacegu Ramanakiwai Veronika Malani and Arieta Likuivalu were charged in June this year by the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) with two (2) counts each of Obtaining Financial Advantage and General Dishonesty – Causing a Loss.


Malani is alleged to have approved Accountable Advance claims made under the names of two (2) other employees of LTA and as a result, obtained financial advantages of FJD $1925.00 for herself and FJD $250.00 for the 2nd Accused, Likuivalu.


Likuivalu is alleged to have prepared and submitted Accountable Advance claims made under the names of two (2) other employees of LTA and as a result, obtained financial advantages of FJD $250.00 for herself and FJD $1925.00 for the 1st Accused, Malani.


The actions of the Accused persons are alleged to have caused a total loss of FJD $2,240.00 to LTA.


The matter was adjourned to 18 February 2021.