Acting DPP will not be the prosecutor in Bainimarama and Qiliho's appeal matter
Bainimarama and Qiliho appeal hearing to be heard in Feb

Acting DPP will not be the prosecutor in Bainimarama and Qiliho's appeal matter

Bainimarama and Qiliho appeal hearing to be heard in Feb

By Rashika Kumar
Monday 04/12/2023
Former Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama and suspended Police Commissioner, Sitiveni Qiliho

Acting DPP John Rabuku has informed the court that he will not be prosecuting the matter where he has filed and appealed against the former Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama and suspended Police Commissioner, Sitiveni Qiliho's acquittal.

Bainimarama was charged with one count of attempt to pervert the course of justice while Qiliho was charged with one count of abuse of office.

They were found not guilty and acquitted accordingly by the Suva Magistrates Court in October.

Rabuku says he will not be prosecuting the matter as he had earlier represented Qiliho.

He says the Office has hired someone else.

Meanwhile, the hearing will on the matter will be held on the 29th of February next year.

More to follow.

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