Tui Namosi found Quilty for bribery

The Suva Anti-Corruption High Court this morning found SODELPA MP Tui Namosi Ratu Suliano Matanitobua guilty on corruption charges worth more than $38,000.


Tui Namosi Ratu Suliano Matanitobua outside the courthouse in Suva today, July 6, 2022. Photo: Ashna Kumar.

The Suva Anti-Corruption High Court this morning found SODELPA MP Tui Namosi Ratu Suliano Matanitobua guilty on corruption charges worth more than $38,000.

He is now found guilty of providing false information about his permanent residential address to the Parliament of Fiji and obtaining a financial benefit of $38,378.22 in reimbursement of claims against Parliament.

The Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) has charged Ratu Suliano Matanitobua with one count of misrepresenting a public official and one count of obtaining financial advantage.

The Anti-Corruption High Court found the MP breached the Parliamentary Remuneration Act 2014 by claiming travel and accommodation allowances to which he was not entitled.

The complaints were filed by the former Secretary General of Parliament, Viniana Namosimalua.

Matanitobua falsely stated that his permanent place of residence was in the village of Namosi, Namosi, and earned $38,378.22 between August 2019 and April 2020.

Anti-Corruption High Court Judge Justice Thushara Kumarage delivered his judgment via Skype to a courtroom packed with supporters, family members and friends of Tui Namosi.

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