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Bail Denied For Chinese National

Bail Denied For Chinese National
August 16
11:00 2018

The Chinese national current­ly facing corruption related charges in the Suva Magis­trates Court had her second bail application refused on August 13.

Ling Gao was charged earlier this year by the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) with one count each of Bribery and Possession of Forged Document.

Resident Magistrate Kashyapa Wickramasekara labelled the appli­cation for bail as a frivolous one and refused it in the interest of justice.

Furthermore, the Court noted that the accused is already on a Warrant of Detention and Removal Order by the Permanent Secretary for Immigration and that there was no change of circumstance to jus­tify a second bail application.

FICAC Counsel Anaseini Lomani appeared for Prosecution with the Accused being represented by Isireli Ramanu.

The accused is to be further re­manded in custody pending trial for the above mentioned charges.

Twenty-eight days was given for Appeal.

Background

Ling Gao is charged alongside two other individuals for allegedly offering $100.00 to an Exemption Officer at the Department of Immi­gration to alter the Work Permit on her Chinese passport in January of this year.

The other two accused in this mat­ter are Parvir Rattan who faces one count of Bribery and the above mentioned officer Sereima Roko­vada faces one count each of Brib­ery and Using a Forged Document.

Source: Fiji Independent Commis­sion Against Corruption

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