17 Oct 2012

Fiji military probes five for alleged embezzlement

5:25 pm on 17 October 2012

Five Fiji military personnel are to face a Board of Inquiry after allegedly embezzling military funds.

The Chief of Staff Brigadier Mohammed Aziz says they arrested and detained the five in relation to embezzlement in the pay office last month.

Fiji Village reports him as saying the five were detained for three weeks and are now on open arrest which means that they have been allowed to move out of the detention centre but they have to report to any call for an inquiry or other matters.

Brigadier Aziz says a substantial amount is involved and the board will determine whether other people are involved.

He says the matter has also been referred to the police.