Agent For Driving School Charged For Corruption Offence

Media Team   |   03 Dec 2021

An agent for a driving school instructor in the Western Division has been charged by the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) on corruption related charges.

The Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) has charged Nilesh Lal with one (1) count of corrupt transactions with agents.

It is alleged that between 01 October 2019 and 31 December 2019 in Sigatoka, being an agent for Davids’ Driving School, Lal without lawful authority accepted an advantage of $60 on account of him forbearing to conduct the compulsory ten (10) hours theory classroom for two private individuals which is an act in relation to his principal’s affairs or business.

FICAC State Counsel Darren Hickes informed the Court that the first phase disclosures have been served.

Resident Magistrate Samuela Qica granted non cash bail of $1000 for Nilesh Lal and he was ordered to provide a suitable surety.

Nilesh Lal was also ordered to report to the Sigatoka Police Station on the last Friday of every month from 6am to 6pm and ordered not to leave the jurisdiction of Fiji.

The matter has been adjourned to 11 February 2022.