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Tinai will face trial: Vasu

By MAIKELI SERU Former Fiji 7s rep, Ilai Tinai will soon face his employer, the Fiji Corrections Service in a trial soon to answer to allegations of absent without official
06 Mar 2014 12:58

By MAIKELI SERU

Former Fiji 7s rep, Ilai Tinai will soon face his employer, the Fiji Corrections Service in a trial soon to answer to allegations of absent without official leave (AWOL).
Tinai, who returned from Sri Lanka on Tuesday, was detained by Immigration Department officers at Nadi International Airport.
He had allegedly accepted a rugby contract in Sri Lanka without informing the Service.
Immigration director Major Nemani Vuniwaqa said Tinai was detained upon the request of the Service.
Commissioner of Corrections Lieutenant-Colonel Ifereimi Vasu said the star player would be summoned in a trial conducted by the Service to answer to allegations against him.
“We asked for the Immigration Department’s help because Tinai was on absent without official leave. He did not notify us, so he will appear in a trial where he will explain his actions,” Lt-Col Vasu said.
The trial would rule Tinai’s future in the service and whether moeny spent on him could be paid back.
Lt-Col Vasu, as Commissioner of Corrections, has the power to discipline a staff of the Service under the Fiji Constitution.
In Chapter 6, Part B (Page 83) Clause (7) reads: The Commissioner of the Fiji Corrections Service has the following powers in relation to the Fiji Corrections Service for all ranks, members and other employees of the Fiji Corrections Service—
(a) to appoint persons to the Fiji Corrections Service;
(b) to remove persons from the Fiji Corrections Service; and
(c) to take disciplinary action against persons in the Fiji Corrections Service, and all written laws governing the Fiji Corrections Service shall be construed accordingly.
Tinai was dropped from the Fiji 7s team at the start of the ongoing International Rugby Board World Sevens Series by coach Ben Ryan because of disciplinary reasons.
He refused to comment when approached by SUN Sports in nadi on Tuesday.




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