Bail de­ferred for al­leged ar­son­ist

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The bail ap­pli­ca­tion of for­mer Post Fiji em­ployee, Ar­tika An­jani, has been ad­journed to De­cem­ber 15.

An­jani, who al­legedly set fire to the Seaqaqa Post Of­fice in Macu­ata, ap­peared be­fore judge, Jus­tice Achala Wen­gap­puli in the High Court in Labasa. She ap­peared with­out the pres­ence of her lawyer, Ami Koli.

Rep­re­sent­ing the state was the Of­fice of the Di­rec­tor of Public Prose­cu­tions lawyer, Amelia Vavadakua. In mak­ing her pre­sen­ta­tion, Ms Vavadakua said the State sought time to file in­for­ma­tion and dis­clo­sures - for the sub­stan­tive mat­ter al­leged ar­son file. An­jani is charged with one count each of ar­son, money laun­der­ing and theft.

It is al­leged that the for­mer Post Fiji em­ployee had stolen more than $40,000 and was send­ing the money over­seas, not re­al­is­ing that she was get­ting caught in an on­line scam. When she failed to get her money back, she al­legedly set fire to the Post Of­fice to cover her tracks. JOSAIA RALAGO Edited by Caro­line Ratu­cadra

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