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Radrodro’s Trial Vacated, Defence Files Objection On Amended Charges

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SODELPA Member of Parliament Salote Radrodro outside the house the Superior Court docket in Suva on June 13, 2022.
Photo: Ashna Kumar

The defence counsel has objected to amended data filed in the case against SODELPA Member of Parliament, Salote Radrodro.

Radrodro’s lawyer Siminone Valenitabua filed a see objecting to the amendment created in his client’s rates by FICAC.

He said the observe was filed underneath Area 279 of the Legal Process Act.

Mr Valenitabua before also filed a Constitutional Redress and a Remain of Continuing pending the perseverance of the Constitutional Redress application.

Nonetheless, Justice Kumarage stated the file was with the Main Justice and he was nonetheless to give an allocation of which Judge would listen to the issue.

Radrodro appeared in advance of Decide Justice Thushara Kumarage at the Anti-Corruption Higher Courtroom in Suva on Monday.

Radrodro is charged by the Fiji Unbiased Fee Towards Corruption (FICAC) with a person count of wrong facts to a public servant and one particular count of getting economic benefit.

She is alleged to have breached the Parliamentary Remuneration Act of 2014 when she claimed vacation and lodging allowances they were being not entitled to.

The allegations were brought by the former Parliament Secretary-Common, Viniana Namosimalua.

Radrodro is alleged to have falsely said that her lasting spot of home was in Namulomulo village, Nabouwalu, Bua, and allegedly obtained $37,921.13 involving August 2019 and April 2020.

Her trial was supposed to begin on Monday, however, thanks to Ratu Suliano Matanitobua’s trial overlapping, her demo was vacated.

The matter has been adjourned for a listening to on the objection on Wednesday.

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