Corruption

Duo charged in FNPF TC Winston scheme to take plea next month

Two people who are charged in relation to the FNPF Cyclone Winston scheme investigation will take their plea on the 11th of the next month. 32-year-old Amos Rogoyawa and 22-year-old Gabriel Ledua appeared for second phase of disclosure at the Suva High Court before Magistrate Makereta Mua. The two are charged with one count of conspiracy to […]

Nacanieli Tuilevuka

June 9, 2016 10:03 am

Two people who are charged in relation to the FNPF Cyclone Winston scheme investigation will take their plea on the 11th of the next month.

Amos Mulevoro (left) and Gabriel Ledua outside Suva Magistrate's Court today. (Nacanieli Tuilevuka/Newswire).
Amos Mulevoro (left) and Gabriel Ledua outside Suva Magistrate’s Court. (Nacanieli Tuilevuka/Newswire).

32-year-old Amos Rogoyawa and 22-year-old Gabriel Ledua appeared for second phase of disclosure at the Suva High Court before Magistrate Makereta Mua.

The two are charged with one count of conspiracy to obtain property by deception and two counts of “Forgery” in that they conspired to obtain property by deception.

It is alleged that Rogoyawa and Ledua deceptively obtained the sum of $5000 belonging to a 32-year-old man residing in Brisbane through FNPF’s Cyclone Winston Assistance Scheme.

Police prosecutor requested the court for more days to review the files of consolidated information.

The case has been adjourned for plea on the 11th of July, 2016.

A 32-year-old man charged with one count of conspiracy to obtain property by deception and two counts of Forgery to obtain property by deception has been granted bail appeared before the Suva Magistrate’s Court this afternoon.

Magistrate Makereta Mua has granted bail for Amos Mulevoro under strict conditions.

Mulevoro’s brother had agreed to be his surety .

Magistrate Mua told the surety that he would have to pay the bail bond of  $1000, for the surety to ensure that the accused attends case hearings, the accused to report to the Nausori police station every Saturday from 8am-5pm and not to interfere with prosecution witnesses.

The case will be called again on 8th June, 2016.

A 22-year-old man charged with one count of conspiracy to obtain property by deception and two counts of Forgery to obtain property by deception has been granted bail.

Gabriel Ledua appeared before Magistrate Makereta Mua at the Suva Magistrate Court this morning.

Magistrate Mua granted Ledua’s bail application and his surety is to pay $1,000.

Magistrate Mua told Ledua to abide by the following requirements:

  • not to change his residential address before the court hearing,
  • not to interfere with prosecution witnesses
  • should not apply for travel documents
  • and no travelling abroad.

Ledua is to report to the Valelevu police station every Saturday between 6am-6pm.

Meanwhile, Amos Mulevoro the 32-year-old did not present any surety in court and his next hearing will be at 2:30pm this afternoon.

Two men appeared at the Suva Magistrate Court this afternoon charged with one count of conspiracy to obtain property by deception and two counts of “Forgery” in that they conspired to obtain property by deception.

Amos Mulevoro, 32 and Gabriel Ledua, 22,  appeared before Magistrate Makereta Mua and were both represented by Legal Aid Commission lawyer Lavenia David.

It was alleged that the two deceptively obtained the sum of $5000 the property of a 32-year-old man residing in Brisbane, Australia through Fiji National Provident Fund (FNPF)’ TC Winston Assistant Scheme.

The Police Prosecutor served disclosures to both the accused persons and told the Court he did not object to their bail applications.

Ms David said that her clients were both willing to abide by strict bail conditions.  Mulevoro would need time to provide a surety while Ledua’s brother had agreed to be a surety.

Magistrate Mua adjourned the matter to tomorrow for Ledua’s surety to provide a valid Identification card and for Mulevoro’s surety to be present.

Earlier: 

A 32-year-old man and a 22-year-old man will be produced in the Suva Magistrates Court today with regards to the Fiji National Provident Fund’s TC Winston assistance scheme investigations.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said the two have been charged with one count of conspiracy to obtain property by deception and two counts of forgery in that they conspired to obtain property by deception.

NAISORO:  “The two are aged 32 and 22 years and have both been charged.”

Naisoro said the two had alleged to deceptively obtained the sum of $5000 through the FNPF Winston’s Scheme.

NAISORO: “It is alleged the two deceptively obtained the sum of $5000 the property of a 32-year-old man residing in Brisbane in Australia through FNPF’s Winston Assistant Scheme.”

Naisoro stated that it was alleged the 22-year-old forged the victim’s signature in the FRCA/FNPF joint card application.

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