Eight officers from the National Fire Authority based in the Western Division appeared in the Lautoka and Ba Magistrates Courts for corruption-related offenses.
The Fiji Independent Commission against Corruption has charged Joseva Tora, Inoke Raleba, Epeli Lairoti, Veresa Veiroyaki, Sireli Tabanikasaqa, Nacanieli Raitokala, Senimili Kirikitinituraga, and Tanoa Ledua Junior.
They are charged with accepting an advantage, soliciting and accepting an advantage, and aiding and abetting.
It is alleged they obtained over $2, 000 from private businesses in the Western Division.
The alleged offenses happened between 2021 and February this year.
FICAC informed the court that the first phase of disclosures have been served.
The Magistrates Court granted non-cash bail for each of the accused and they were ordered not to re-offend while on bail.
They have been ordered not to interfere with prosecution witnesses and not to change their residential addresses without permission from the court.
They were also ordered to report to the FICAC Lautoka Office on the last working day of the month between 8am to 4pm.
A stop departure order has been issued against the eight and the matter has been adjourned to next month.