Clerical officer charged with breach of proceeds of crime act

A clerical officer of the Ministry of Education was presented at the Anti-Corruption Court in Suva this week for possession of property including a vehicle suspected to have been acquired through a criminal activity.

Shayal Rachna Prasad is charged by the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) with one count of being in possession of property suspected of being proceeds of crime.

It is alleged that between 04 April 2017 and 25 June 2020 in the Central Division, Prasad is alleged to have received assorted items including a sewing machine, a watch, a mobile phone and a Toyota Aqua vehicle from a Rahul Ravikash Kumar

FICAC Senior State Counsel Laite Bokini-Ratu informed the court that the first phase of disclosures has been served.

Magistrate Kiran released Prasad on a non-cash bail bond of $1000, with orders to report to FICAC every last Friday of the month, surrender her travel documents, not to reoffend, and not to interfere with any state witness.

A stop departure order has also been issued. The case is adjourned to 22 December for the second phase disclosures to be served.

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