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Former Constable convicted for corruption

May 11, 2018 5:05 am

A former Special Constable from the Police Force convicted on Bribery charges will be sentenced next Friday.

He was convicted by the Lautoka High Court today.

Rohinesh Prasad was charged by the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption with three counts of Bribery in 2014 under the Prevention of Bribery Act.

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He was found guilty for accepting an advantage of $1000 and soliciting an advantage of $500 to arrange for the bail and discharge of three suspects in a criminal case in the Nadi Magistrate’s Court.

The Assessors found Prasad not guilty in their verdict.

However, the High Court Judge Justice Aruna Aluthge disagreed with the Assessors verdict and found Prasad guilty of all counts.

Justice Aluthge in his judgment iterated the Assessors failed to understand the evidence adduced by the Prosecution.

In addition to the civil witnesses, three Police Officers gave evidence in support of the Prosecution.

It was further stated the explanation given by Prasad did not create any doubt on Prosecution’s case.

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