Crime & Court

FICAC Search SODELPA Headquarters

The search warrant was issued to obtain information and documentation relating to Party membership, registration relating to residential addresses of certain SODELPA Members of Parliament in relation to a complaint regarding alleged breaches of the Parliamentary Remuneration Act of 2014.
02 Jul 2020 15:29
FICAC Search SODELPA Headquarters
Acting Vice Presidents: Ratu Epenisa Cakobau and Ratu Jone Lesuma, myself and the Party Leader Hon. Maj. Gen. (Ret'd) Sitiveni Rabuka after the search by FICAC at the SODELPA Headquarters.

This morning, officers from the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (“Commission”) arrived at the Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) Headquarters at 66 McGregor Road, Suva with a search warrant in regards to a complaint that was lodged with the Commission.

The search warrant was issued to obtain information and documentation relating to Party membership, registration relating to residential addresses of certain SODELPA Members of Parliament in relation to a complaint regarding alleged breaches of the Parliamentary Remuneration Act of 2014.

The General Secretary and staff in the presence of the Acting Vice Presidents and Party Leader cooperated with Officers of the Commission to conduct the search. The Party Leader as Parliamentary Leader has been requested by the Executives to liaise directly with Members of Parliament affected.

The Party trusts that the legal system will uphold the principles of natural justice and that everyone is innocent until proven guilty.

We assure our members and supporters that the Party upholds the principles of accountability and transparency, and in that regard, we will fully cooperate with authorities as required before the law.

The Party is now focused on assisting our Members prepare for the 2020/2021 Budget Debate this month.

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