Sayed-Khaiyum takes the stand for his bail variation application to travel to Singapore

Sayed-Khaiyum takes the stand for his bail variation application to travel to Singapore

By Rashika Kumar
Monday 17/06/2024
Former Attorney General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum

Former Attorney General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum is currently giving evidence in the matter where he has applied for variations to his bail condition to travel to Singapore for medical reasons.

In this case, Sayed-Khaiyum and former Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem are charged for the alleged payment of Saneem's taxes without proper approval.

Sayed-Khaiyum’s lawyer, Devanesh Sharma informed the court that Sayed-Khaiyum intends to travel from the 14th of June to the 1st of July.

He says Sayed-Khaiyum, while on bail, has travelled before and has returned to Fiji.

Meanwhile, Magistrate Yogesh Prasad has ruled that his decision will not be binding to another court after Sharma made the application that if granted bail, the same will be applicable for the other matter where Sayed-Khaiyum is charged.

ODPP lawyer, Nancy Tikoisuva objected as the other case has different facts and that she is not the State lawyer.

It is alleged that Sayed-Khaiyum between June 30th and July 12th in 2022, while being the Acting Prime Minister, signed a Deed of Variation and Addendum between the Government and the then Supervisor of Elections, Mohammed Saneem.

It is alleged the approval for the government to pay the taxes of Saneem was done without the proper approval of the Constitutional Offices Commission and the President.

Stay with us for updates.

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