6 Sodelpa Mps, 1 Fijifirst Mp Expected In Court Soon

More mps expected to be charged in the coming weeks
03 Dec 2020 12:42
6 Sodelpa Mps, 1 Fijifirst Mp Expected In Court Soon
TOP ROW (from left): SODELPA Opposition MPs Salote Radrodro, Niko Nawaikula and Ratu Suliano Matanitobua; MIDDLE ROW (from left): SODELPA Opposition MPs Peceli Vosanibola, Adi Litia Qionibaravi and Simione Rasova; Middle Right : FijiFirst MP Vijendra Prakash. Photos: LEON LORD, RONALD KUMAR

Seven Members of Parliament (MPs) are expected to be charged by the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) today and appear in court soon after.

They are FijiFirst MP Vijendra Prakash, Social Democratic Liberal Party MPs Ratu Suliano Matanitobua, Salote Radrodro, Adi Litia Qionibaravi, Peceli Vosanibola, Simione Rasova and Niko Nawaikula.

It is alleged that the MPs breached the Parliamentary Remuneration Act of 2014 when they claimed travel and accommodation allowances, they were not entitled to.

The allegations were brought by the Parliament Secretary General, Viniana Namosimalua.

The seven MPs were questioned by FICAC on Tuesday and yesterday.

Advertise with us

Get updates from the Fiji Sun, handpicked and delivered to your inbox.

By entering your email address you're giving us permission to send you news and offers. You can opt-out at any time.