22nd March 08:18 PM
Bribery and Abuse of Office are top offences reported to FICAC
By Semi Turaga
Sunday 11/03/2018

Analysis on the types of corruption and related offences prosecuted in 2016 by FICAC for the period 1st January to 31st  July has revealed that Bribery and Abuse of Office maintained the highest with 23% each.

According to the FICAC 2016 Annual Report which has been tabled in Parliament, for the period 1st January to  31st July 2016, there were seven new Court cases with eight individuals prosecuted.

It says of this, six were public officers/servants and two private individuals were involved with corruption during the course of their dealings with Government or public servants.

The report further states that among the six prosecutions involving public officers/servants, the Fiji Police Force recorded the highest number of employees charged followed by iTaukei Lands Trust Board, Ministry of Education, Judicial Department and Post Fiji Limited.

FICAC received and processed a total of 2,966 complaints in 2016 and from the overall record, 357 complaints were received through correspondence, 703 through the toll-free line, 151 through the official landline and 1,755 were reported in person to the Commission.


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