25 Nov 2013

Lawyers in Driti case in Fiji sum up

2:53 pm on 25 November 2013

The lawyer representing a former senior military officer facing mutiny and sedition charges in Fiji has maintained his client was set up.

Counsel in the trial of Pita Driti have been wrapping up their arguments at the High Court in Suva.

It is alleged the former land force commander was involved in a plot to overthrow the government in 2010 and kill the Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum by Christmas of the same year.

FBC News says Mr Driti's defence counsel, Filimone Vosarogo, has told the court his client did not report the options of overthrowing the government to the Commander of the Military forces because he thought he had everything under control.

FBC News reports the lawyer for the prosecution, Audrey Campbell-Moffat, pointed out the differences in the accused's testimony from a 2011 statement given to police.

Justice Paul Madigan is due to sum up the case tomorrow.