Rabuku to vacate Acting DPP Office at midnight

Rabuku to vacate Acting DPP Office at midnight

By Rashika Kumar
Wednesday 10/07/2024
Outgoing DPP, John Rabuku. [Image: Parliament of Fiji]

John Rabuku will not be the Acting Director of Public Prosecutions from midnight as he has received his letter from the Office of the President for the revocation of his appointment.

While confirming this to fijivillage News, Rabuku says out of the meetings he has had with the Judicial Services Commission, a decision to have his acting appointment be withdrawn or revoked was reached.

He says at the moment, he is doing his last checks of the Western Offices and he has his last meeting with the top management of the Office and possibly a conference call with the Northern Offices.

Rabuku says all of this had to be attended to so he can leave a proper handing over brief to the new Acting DPP and the Judicial Services Commission as the independent appointing body under the Constitution.

He says this ensures a smooth transition of leadership in the Office of the DPP.

He has thanked the Judicial Services Commission for not acting arbitrarily as soon as the Supreme Court opinion came out.

Rabuku has also thanked them for considering his proposals on the way forward and being steadfast despite the public calls for his immediate resignation.

He says he leaves the Office of the DPP on fair terms that were mutually negotiated as the rule of law cannot be blind to the need for him to also exit the Office properly, fairly and with dignity, despite the circumstances.

Rabuku has also thanked his hard working staff and encourages them to remain steadfast like the apex prosecutors they are.

The Prime Minister and the Attorney General did not respond to our questions on who will be the next Acting DPP.

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