Opposition Whip Ratu Isoa Tikoca has been charged by Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption with one count of failing to declare liabilities under the Political Parties Registration Decree.
Tikoca appeared in the Suva Magistrates in the last hour.
He has been released on bail to reappear in court on May 27 for the second phase of disclosure.
SODELPA parliamentarians, Viliame Gavoka and Josefa Dulakivereta paid $1000 each for bail.
Tikoca who is represented by Nadi lawyer, Faizal Koya has surrendered his passport to the court as part of the bail condition. See more at: http://www.fbc.com.fj/fiji/28991/tikoca-charged-by-ficac-for-failing-to-declare-liabilities#sthash.8r9Cm8rh.L1cEPWf8.dpuf
Opposition Leader Ro Teimumu Kepa today was relieved with the outcome of Ratu Isoa Tikoca’s court appearance today.
Ro Teimumu said that Hon Tikoca co-operated fully with FICAC investigators in the West over a 4 day period before being brought to Suva for further questioning and his appearance in court at 2.15pm today.
Ro Teimumu said that given that the matter was before the courts, there would be no further statements from the Opposition on this matter as Ratu Isoa’s counsel was yet to be furnished with disclosures and that this was scheduled to occur on May 28th 2015.
Ro Teimumu Kepa