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Anti-graft body looks into case of impersonation

Anti-graft body looks into case of impersonation
Participants at the pilot phase of the National Anti-Corruption Curriculum launch at Labasa Town Council chambers on February 12, 2018. Photo: Shratika Naidu
February 13
11:52 2018

The Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) is looking into a complaint about a person impersonating a commission officer and demanding money.

FICAC manager corruption prevention, Kolora Naliva, who was in Labasa yesterday with a team of officers, confirmed that they received this complaint recently from Central Division.

“The complainant lodged a complaint with us stating that he received a call from a particular person who claimed to be a FICAC officer and demanded money,” Ms Naliva said.

“FICAC is not an agency that does debt collection or does anything with money. We don’t deal with money.

“We are a law enforcement institution and legal institution that looks into the investigation and prosecution of corruption and bribery in the public sector,” she explained.

“I want to make it clear to those people impersonating FICAC officials or FICAC officers that it is a criminal offence.

“There is a hefty fine and imprisonment that will be dished out to those people who do such things.”

Edited by Percy Kean

Feedback:  shratika.naidu@fijisun.com.fj

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