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7 MPs allegedly claimed a total of $186,749.20 in allowances that they were not entitled to
2nd complaint against the SODELPA MPs was lodged by a faction of SODELPA

7 MPs allegedly claimed a total of $186,749.20 in allowances that they were not entitled to

2nd complaint against the SODELPA MPs was lodged by a faction of SODELPA

By Vijay Narayan
Friday 04/12/2020
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The six SODELPA parliamentarians and a FijiFirst MP allegedly claimed a combined total of $186,749.20 in parliamentary allowances that they were not entitled to, and FICAC also confirms that the second complaint against the SODELPA MPs was lodged by a faction of SODELPA alleging breaches by their own members.

FICAC confirms that they received the initial complaint referred by Acting Secretary General of Parliament, Viniana Namosimalua regarding the alleged breach of the Parliamentary Remunerations Act.

The commission charged SODELPA MPs, Ratu Suliano Matanitobua, Salote Radrodro, Simione Rasova, Niko Nawaikula, Peceli Vosanibola and Adi Litia Qionibaravi, and FijiFirst MP Vijendra Prakash with one count each of False Information to Public Servant and Obtaining Financial Advantage.

They are alleged to have provided false information to the Acting Secretary General to the Parliament regarding their permanent place of residence in order to have their allowance claims approved.

Ratu Suliano Matanitobua is alleged to have falsely stated that his permanent place of residence was in Namosi village, Namosi and allegedly obtained $38,378.22 between August 2019 and April 2020.

Salote Radrodro is alleged to have falsely stated that her permanent place of residence was in Namulomulo village, Nabouwalu, Bua and allegedly obtained $37,920.13 between August 2019 and April 2020.

Vijendra Prakash is alleged to have falsely stated that his permanent place of residence was in Waidracia, Vunidawa, Nabuni, Naluwai, Naitasiri and allegedly obtained $33,670.00 between August 2019 and March 2020. Simione Rasova is alleged to have falsely stated that his permanent place of residence was in Nasenivolau, Nabouwalu village, Ono, Kadavu and allegedly obtained $21,350 between July 2019 and April 2020.

Niko Nawaikula is alleged to have falsely stated that his permanent place of residence was in Buca village, Buca Bay and allegedly obtained $20,201.35 between August 2019 and April 2020.

Peceli Vosanibola is alleged to have falsely stated that his permanent place of residence was in Navuloa village, Bureta, Ovalau, Lomaiviti and allegedly obtained $19,749.50 between August 2019 and March 2020.

Adi Litia Qionibaravi is alleged to have falsely stated that her permanent place of residence was in Ucunivanua, Verata, Tailevu and allegedly obtained $15,480 between August 2019 and April 2020.

All the accused were instructed to report to the Police Station nearest to them on the last Friday of each month, to surrender their travel documents with a Stop Departure Orderv issued accordingly.

The matter has been adjourned to 25th January 2021.


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