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FICAC charges psychologist for alleged bribery

June 15, 2017 4:35 am

The Fiji Independent Commission against Corruption has charged a psychologist of the Fiji Corrections Service for corruption related offences.

Leba Kania, appeared before Magistrate Mosese Naivalu at the Lautoka Magistrates Court this morning charged with four counts of bribery and one count of attempt to defeat the course of Justice.

Kania, while being a public servant employed by the FCS, she is alleged to have without lawful authority or reasonable excuse asked and received bribes to a total sum of $1780.00 from two inmates serving at the Natabua Corrections facility and attempted to defeat the course of justice by releasing the inmates contrary to their sentences imposed by the court of law.

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It is alleged that between February and March 2016, the Accused received the advantages on account of her performing an act in her capacity as a public servant.

Kania has been released on bail after producing one surety with a bail bond sum of one thousand dollars.

She surrendered her passport to Court and is to report to the Lautoka Police Station once every fortnight.

The matter has been adjourned to August 1st.

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