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Court To Deliver Judgment In MP Niko Nawaikula’s Case On April 29

It is alleged that Nawaikula breached the Parliamentary Remuneration Act of 2014 when he claimed travel and accommodation allowances, which he was not entitled to.
21 Apr 2022 11:12
Court To Deliver Judgment In MP Niko Nawaikula’s Case On April 29
SODELPA Member of Parliament Niko Nawaikula outside the High Court in Suva April 19, 2022. Photo: Ashna Kumar

The Anti-Corruption High Court of Suva will deliver its judgment in the case involving SODELPA Member of Parliament Niko Nawaikula later this month.

Nawaikula is charged by the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) with one count each of false information to a public servant and of obtaining financial advantage.

Nawaikula is alleged to have falsely stated that his permanent place of residence as Buca village, Buca Bay, and allegedly obtained $20,201.35 between August 2019 and April 2020.

It is alleged that Nawaikula breached the Parliamentary Remuneration Act of 2014 when he claimed travel and accommodation allowances, which he was not entitled to.

Following a 12-day trial, the Anti-Corruption High Court Judge Justice Thushara Kumarage said he would deliver his judgment on April 29.

 



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