Former Court Officer Charged For Bribery

A former senior court officer at the Small Claims Tribunal accused of accepting a bribe has been charged.

Ilovi Talei Colati has been charged by the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) on one (1) count of Bribery contrary to Section 4(2)(a) of the Prevention of Bribery Act No. 12 of 2007.

Colati appeared in court yesterday before Resident Magistrate Savou and was served first phase of disclosures. She was granted a non-cash bail of $500 and ordered not to re-offend.

She was also ordered not to change her residential address without first informing the court, and to report to the FICAC Office once a month starting from 29 December 2023.

It is alleged that between 1 November 2020 and 20 November 2020, Colati whilst
being a public servant …without lawful authority or reasonable excuse, accepted an advantage in the form of a Samsung Galaxy A12 mobile phone, on account of performing any act in her capacity as a public servant.

The matter has been adjourned to February 5 for second phase of disclosures.

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