22 Oct 2015

Fiji's FICAC charges customs official with receiving bribes

12:32 pm on 22 October 2015

A former official with the Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority has been charged by the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption.

FICAC has laid two bribery charges against Josefa Marawa, the former Acting National Manager at FRCA.

FICAC says Mr Marawa, while at the FRCA, received a Toyota Harrier vehicle as a gift from Abdul Shekeb, a used car salesman, in April this year, as well as a $1800 US-dollar loan.

It says there was no lawful authority or reasonable excuse for the giving and receiving of the vehicle and loan.

FICAC has also charged Mr Shekeb with bribery.

Both accused were granted bail and surrendered their travel documents and must report to Valelevu Police Station in Suva twice weekly.

The matter will next be heard on 30th November for further disclosures by the prosecution.