CID questioning Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum

CID questioning Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum

By Vijay Narayan
Wednesday 22/03/2023
FijiFirst General Secretary Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum (right) and Lawyer Devanesh Sharma (left) at Valelevu Police station today.

Former Attorney General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum is currently being questioned by CID Officers at Valelevu Police Station.

fijivillage News has received confirmation that Sayed-Khaiyum was called in for questioning this morning.

Sayed-Khaiyum is 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 former Supervisor of Elections, Mohammed Saneem, with the Fiji Police Force 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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