Fuakilau Given OK TO GO TO New Zealand

Fuakilau Given OK TO GO TO New Zealand

A man charged with a corruption-related matter has been permitted to travel overseas after Chief Magistrate Usaia Ratuvili lifted the stop departure order temporarily.

Fred Fuakilau is among three Water Authority of Fiji employees who’s charged by the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption.



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His is charged with one count of bribery. Between September 2016 and April 2017 it really is alleged that Fuakilau, had accepted $1001.22 from the director of Sphynix Solutions PTY limited.

FICAC counsel Josann Pene informed the court that the initial phase disclosures were served and didn’t object to the bail.

She asked the court to impose strict bail conditions.

Defence counsel Josefa Daurewa had requested the court to grant the lift of the stop departure order temporarily because the accused and his wife wanted to happen to be New Zealand.

Chief Magistrate Ratuvili allowed the temporary suspension upon payment of a $2000 cash bail bond by the accused, releasing him on bail.

The accused was instructed that upon his go back to Fiji also, the stop departure order would resume and he must are accountable to the FICAC office every Monday and Friday from January 7, 2019.

january 22

The matter was adjourned for mention to, 2019.

Meanwhile, Tuimasi Cataki and Mohammed Shahfraaz Ali were bailed by the magistrates presiding over their cases also, Magistrate Waleen George and magistrate Geethani Widanelage respectively.

Cataki case

between September 2016 and January 2017

It is alleged that Cataki, accepted FJD $500 from the director of Sphynx Solutions Pty Limited.

FICAC counsel Sera Fatafehi informed the court that the initial phase of disclosures were served to the accused and didn’t object to the bail.

She sought for the court to impose strict bail conditions.

Magistrate George released the accused on bail on the sum of the $500 and instructed him to are accountable to the Samabula Police Station on 15th of each month.

She also ordered the accused never to reoffend rather than to hinder the prosecution witnesses.

february 20

The matter has been adjourned for mention to, 2019.

Ali case

It is alleged that between March 1, june 30 2017 and, 2017 at Wailoku, Suva, while being truly a public servant employed at the Water Authority of Fiji as a regional engineer bulk, without lawful authority or reasonable excuse, accepted an edge by means of a Fiji Airways return air ticket to Sydney, Australia worth $1430.60 paid on March 21, 2017 by Sphynx Solutions Pty Limited due to him performing any act in his capacity as a public servant.

FICAC counsel Sera Fatafehi informed the court that the initial phase of disclosures were served.

She didn’t object to the bail but sought for strict bail conditions imposed by the Court.

Magistrate Widanelage granted the accused bail on the sum of the $1000 surety bond.

The accused was told to surrender his passport rather than to reoffend or hinder the prosecution witnesses.

He was also ordered to are accountable to the FICAC office on last Saturdays of each month between 8.30am to 4pm.

january 28

The matter was adjourned for mention to, 2019.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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