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DPP applies for High Court trial in money laundering case

April 16, 2015 5:41 pm

The Director of Public Prosecutions has applied for a case of money laundering to be heard in the Suva High Court.

A former employee of the i-Taukei Lands Trust Board has been charged with 39 counts of money laundering.

Savenaca Batibawa who appeared in the Suva Magistrates Court yesterday has been released on bail.

The court heard Batibawa’s alleged accomplice has already been charged and is currently facing a trial in the High Court.

Batibawa has surrendered his passport to the court and has been ordered to report to the Central Police Station three times a week.