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Former Assistant Health Inspector Fronts Anti-Corruption Court

Media Team   |   15 Aug 2022

A former Assistant Health Inspector with the Ba Town Council was produced at the Anti-Corruption Division Magistrates Court in Lautoka on Friday, 12 August 2022 for corruption related offences.


Ronika Mishra was charged by the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) with one count of Using Forged Documents and one count of False or Misleading Statements in Applications.


On the count of Using Forged Documents, it is alleged between 1 January 2018 and 31 December 2019 in the Western Division, Ronika Mishra used a false document namely the Bachelor of Environment Health Certificate, which she submitted as part of her qualifications in her application for registration as an Environment Health Officer with the Fiji Institute of Environmental Health, which she knew to be false and with the intention of dishonestly inducing the General Secretary of the Fiji Institute of Environment Health, in his capacity as a public official to accept it as genuine and to dishonestly obtain a gain by receiving full membership status as a Member of the Fiji Institute of Environmental Health.


For the count of False or Misleading Statements in Applications, it is alleged between 1 January 2018 and 31 December 2019 in the Western Division, Ronika Mishra knowingly made a false statement pertaining to having a qualification of Bachelor of Environment Health from the Fiji National University in her application for registration as an Environment Officer with the Fiji Institute of Environmental Health, which she had submitted to the General Secretary of the Fiji Institute of Environment Health in purported compliance of the Allied Health Practitioners Act 2011.


FICAC Senior State Counsel Mr Sam Savumiramira informed the court that the first phase of disclosures has been filed.


The Magistrate granted a non-cash bail of $1,000 for Ronika Mishra, ordered her not to interfere with the witnesses and not re-offend whilst on bail.


Mishra was also ordered to surrender her passport to Court and ordered not to leave the country without leave of Court.


She was further ordered to report to the Ba Police Station once in a month on the last Saturday between 6am to 6pm.


The matter has been adjourned to 12 October 2022.