A permanent stay application has been made in the FICAC case against SODELPA MP Salote Radrodro.
Radrodro is charged with one count each of False Information to a Public Servant and Obtaining Financial Advantage.
Radrodro is alleged to have falsely stated that her permanent place of residence was in Namulomulo village, Nabouwalu, Bua and allegedly obtained $37,920.13 between August 2019 and April 2020.
Defence lawyer, Simone Valenitabua applied for a stay application stating that the High Court has no jurisdiction to hear a case with charges relating to corruption adding that the case must be heard in the anti-corruption court
The FICAC Counsel said this is a delaying tactic by the defence as the issue was not brought up before.
High Court Judge, Justice Thushara Kumarage highlighted that this would be another application aside from the four filed previously and is delaying proceedings.
The hearing for the permanent stay application will be held today.
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