Ex-FNPF staff granted bail

Matak­ibau re­leased but had to present two sureties, sur­ren­der all travel doc­u­ments and stay away from wit­nesses

Fiji Sun - - Fiji Today - JES­SICA GOUNDER

Awoman charged in re­la­tion to the al­leged use of Fiji Na­tional Prov­i­dent Fund mem­bers’ dis­as­ter as­sis­tance was granted bail by the Suva Mag­is­trate’s Court. Rachael Likutabua Matak­ibau, a for­mer cus­tomer ser­vice of­fi­cer for the FNPF, is charged with four counts of ob­tain­ing prop­erty by de­cep­tion. She ap­peared be­fore Mag­is­trate Priyan­tha Liyan­age who has granted a surety bail of $2000 each for the two sureties. Po­lice Prose­cu­tor Cor­po­ral Luke Qevei­waqa did not ob­ject to bail but asked the court to give the ac­cused strict bail con­di­tions such as to present two sureties, not to in­ter­fere with the wit­nesses, not to of­fend, not to leave her cur­rent res­i­dence with­out in­form­ing the court and to sur­ren­der all travel doc­u­ments. Cor­po­ral Qevei­waqa sought time from the court to pre­pare for the sec­ond phase of dis­clo­sures to send to de­fence and to amend the charges for the fourth count. The court has been ad­journed to July 13. Edited by Naisa Koroi

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Fiji

© PressReader. All rights reserved.