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Electoral Decree Breaches

A Savusavu man, accused of destroying a political party’s poster, was warned not to be arrogant by breaking the law. Appearing before Magistrate Tomasi Bainivalu, Naibuka Bukanisiga Vakaloloma, was charged
12 Sep 2014 10:47

A Savusavu man, accused of destroying a political party’s poster, was warned not to be arrogant by breaking the law.

Appearing before Magistrate Tomasi Bainivalu, Naibuka Bukanisiga Vakaloloma, was charged yesterday by the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption under the Electoral Decree.

On September 6, Vakaloloma is alleged to have interfered with the free exercise of the political right of Kolaia Raisele.

He is also alleged to have destroyed a FijiFirst poster inside Mr Raisele’s home.

Magistrate Bainivalu warned Vakaloloma that he must behave sensibly especially since the country is facing a sensitive period.

Temalesi Waqabaca appeared for FICAC and told the court that the charge sheet had been filed at the Savusavu registry.

The accused was read the charges in the iTaukei language and he understood the charge.

He will be seeking Legal Aid assistance.

The matter is adjourned to October 13, 2014 in the Savusavu Magistrates Court for mention.

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