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Radrodro’s Lawyer Files Permanent Stay Application

SODELPA Member of Parliament, Salote Radrodro’s lawyer has filed a notice of motion seeking a permanent stay on his client’s case.
28 Jun 2022 17:04
Radrodro’s Lawyer Files Permanent Stay Application
SODELPA Member of Parliament Salote Radrodro outside the High Court in Suva. File Photo: Ashna Kumar

SODELPA Member of Parliament, Salote Radrodro’s lawyer has filed a notice of motion seeking a permanent stay on his client’s case.

Lawyer Simione Valenitabua filed a motion seeking that the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) in the Anti- Corruption High Court of Suva and the charges of false information to a public servant and obtaining financial advantage have permanently stayed for abuse of process arising from the same conduct being statute- barred under the Crimes Act 2009.

Mr Valenitabua is also seeking that alternatively if the criminal case was not permanently stayed, then the court lacked jurisdiction to continue to hear and determine the criminal case on the ground that the offences in both counts were summary offences and should be tried in the Anti-Corruption Magistrates Court under the summary jurisdiction.

The matter on the application will be called for a hearing before Anti- Corruption High Court Judge Justice Thushara Kumarage this morning.

 

Feedback: ashna.kumar@fijisun.com.fj



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