CID question Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum and Mohammed Saneem

CID question Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum and Mohammed Saneem

By Vijay Narayan , Marika Rasekaseka
Wednesday 22/03/2023
Former Attorney General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum and former Supervisor of Elections, Mohammed Saneem

CID Officers questioned former Attorney General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum and former Supervisor of Elections, Mohammed Saneem at two different venues yesterday.

Sayed-Khaiyum was questioned by CID Officers at Valelevu Police Station from about 11am to around 3.30pm yesterday.

Saneem arrived at the CID Headquarters in Toorak at about 2pm.

They are being questioned with regards to a report lodged by the Acting Supervisor of Elections, Ana Mataiciwa last month.

Police Chief of Intelligence and Investigations, Acting ACP Sakeo Raikaci says it relates to various allegations of abuse of office and the use of forged documents.

The Fijian Elections Office lodged a complaint against Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum and Saneem, with the Police on allegations of bribery, receiving a corrupting benefit and abuse of office.

These relate to Saneem’s remuneration being reviewed and approved after one and a half years had lapsed in his new contract.

In a statement, the FEO said the amendments to Saneem’s contract included salary increment which included back dating it to preceding one and a half years, government agreeing to pay his tax due on the back pay, payment of election readiness and post election bonus, and Saneem’s family relocation overseas and costs associated with travel and accommodation paid by the FEO for 3 months prior to elections.

The FEO said these benefits given to Saneem through remunerations and allowances were paid out to him during the campaign period of the 2022 General Elections.

Stay with us for developments.

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