Former Senior Hydrologist pleads not guilty

Media Team   |   29 Oct 2008

The former Senior Hydrologist of Public Works Department, Mr. Faga Solomone Finiansi appeared in the Suva Magistrates Court today to make his plea on FICAC charges leveled against him.

Finiasi pleaded not guilty to the charges with lawyer Mr. Tevita Fa to represent him.

He was charged with 10 counts of official corruption for obtaining benefits for himself from various staff to approve their overtime payments on numerous occasions.

He appeared before Magistrate Aminiasi Katonivualiku and FICAC was represented by Mr. Paul Johnson.

Mr. Finiasi was released on a bail of $350 and ordered to report to Central Police Station every Saturday between 6am and 6pm. He was also told that he is not to leave the country.

The case has been adjourned to the 24th of November 2008 for mention.