Court says there is a case to answer
January 15, 2019 2:55 pm
The Suva Magistrates Court today ruled that there is a case to answer in the matter involving Prime Fiji.
The Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption charged the limited liability company in 2016 with one count each of forgery and using forged document for allegedly submitting a falsified Security Bond of Westpac Bank amounting to $351,865 to the Fiji Roads Authority, while negotiating a street light renewal agreement with them.
Resident Magistrate Deepika Prakash says there is relevant and admissible evidence to implicate the accused for each element of the offences and that a reasonable tribunal can convict on the evidence produced.
Prime Fiji’s lawyer has requested fourteen days to allow the fixing of a suitable date for her clients to give evidence through a Skype call.
The case will be recalled on February 11th to fix a date for the continuation of the Defence case.