Charges Against Ratu Tevita Withdrawn

Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions says lack of evidence led to decision.
24 May 2023 08:49
Charges Against Ratu Tevita Withdrawn
Ratu Tevita Uluilakeba Mara, (right), during the Great Council of Chiefs meeting on Bau Island on May 23, 2023. Photo: FL Photography

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions has decided not to reinstate charges against Ratu Tevita Uluilakeba Mara.

In a statement from the ODPP, the Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions Lee Burney stated that there would be no reinstatement of charges against Ratu Tevita following a review of the matter.

Ratu Tevita was charged by police for making seditious comments in 2011.

A nolle prosequi (formal withdrawal of a charge by the State) was filed in court in 2014 ending the proceedings.


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