I complied with all requirements when making claims - Radrodro

I complied with all requirements when making claims - Radrodro

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Thursday 11/08/2022
SODELPA MP Salote Radrodro

SODELPA MP Salote Radrodro has told the High Court that she had complied with all the requirements when making Parliamentary claims.

Radrodro is charged with one count each of False Information to a Public Servant and Obtaining Financial Advantage.

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

Radrodro says she enquired further information from the Secretary-General when filling her form and was advised to write a letter to the Secretary-General, explaining the reason for her relocation.

She says utility bills of her permanent home in Namulomulo were also required to be attached to this letter and also a letter from a community leader confirming the existence of the home in Namulomulo.

She adds that she complied with all the requirements.

Meanwhile, FICAC Commissioner Rashmi Aslam told Radrodro that according to the EFL records there was no consumption of electricity at their Namulomulo home for a long time. Radrodro said that the period Aslam was referring to was before 2018.

She agreed with Aslam that she does not own a key for their Namulomulo home but has a key for their Tacirua house.

The closing submissions will be made next Wednesday.



Latest Videos

Stay tuned for the latest news on our radio stations

CFL radio frequencies
IN DEPTH
Queen Elizabeth II passes away
Queen Elizabeth II, the UK's longest-serving monarch, has died aged 96, after reigning for 70 years.
17 days ago

Fiji wins Melrose Cup after 17 years
Fiji wins the RWC 7s title after 17 year drought
19 days ago

2022 Electoral Amendment Bill
AG tables Electoral Amendment Bill in parliament to be debated and voted on without delay on Thursday /+ARTICLE-281411+ARTICLE/ AG attacks the ...
36 days ago
FEATURE NEWS
How is there a conflict of interest and where is the conflict – Sayed-Khaiyum
FijiFirst General Secretary, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum asks how is there a conflict of interest and where is the conflict when asked in a press conference ...
17 hours ago
LATEST NEWS
Prophet Muhammad was one of history’s greatest thinkers - PM
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says Prophet Muhammad’s birthday is a time for people to reflect on the life of the Prophet, who was one of ...
2 hours ago

22 children dead in Thailand nursery attack
An ex-policeman has killed at least 37 people, most of them children, in a gun and knife attack at a childcare centre in north-east ...
3 hours ago

3 new cases of COVID-19
3 new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded by the Heath Ministry since last Friday, however the Permanent Secretary of Health Dr James Fong says ...
3 hours ago

The launch of a strategic partnership between Vertiv and VirtualFlex
The launch of a strategic partnership between Vertiv and VirtualFlex will prepare the industry for something greater in providing cutting-edge IT ...
16 hours ago

PRF & WRFL make significant strides in capturing recyclables from outer islands
Pacific Recycling Foundation and Waste Recyclers Fiji Limited say they have made significant strides recently in their commitment to capture ...
16 hours ago

TOP