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Soldier cops 3 months jail for accepting an advantage

July 3, 2015

Friday, July 03, 2015

Update: 2:33PM A SOLDIER was this morning sentenced to three months imprisonment by the Suva Magistrates court for two counts of accepting an advantage.

Magistrate Shageeth Somaratne while sentencing Jone Toga Senibici said he brought about disrepute to his mother institution, which is the Republic of the Fiji Military Forces by his behaviour.

The court was informed that Senibici, who was working at the Department of Imiigration as a bond officer, accepted a Babu silver and gold-plated watch and $100 cash from one Yong Pan to help him with his application.

“The bribery related offences by public servants needs to be dealt with harshly with custodial sentences to deter future offenders,” Magistrate Somaratne said.

This blog is not surprised by the finding of guilt of this so called soldier under secondment to carry out the jobs of career civil servants. Reliable sources suggests that it is only one of the numerous ones that go undetected or swept under the carpet by this government both in pre and post election period.

Source – TFT; Posted by rusi varani for swm

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