#header-inner img {margin: 0 auto !important; #header-inner {text-align: Center ;} Fiji Coupfourpointfive: More Methodist officials charged

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

More Methodist officials charged

A former vice president of the Methodist Church and the current treasurer were among five Church ministers and officials charged today with participating in a meeting in contravention of the Public Emergency Regulations.

Ratu Inoke Seniloli, who led a delegation that visited Marama Roko Tui Dreketi Ro Teimumu Kepa on July the 19th prompting her to issue a statement confirming the hosting of the Church conference, Treasurer Livai Tuisagavere, Sakaraia Koli, Reverend Apete Toko and Reverend Kalivati Ravoka appeared in the Suva Maistrates Court before magistrate Eparama Rokoika.

The director of Public Prosecutions, John Rabuku, said the Church leaders have not demonstrated good faith in their meetings saying they needed to apply for a permit for every meeting until they show god faith to police and the military.

All have been bailed to re-appear in Court on Friday when it is expected their charges will be amalgamated with those charged last week.

Those already charged include Ro Teimumu, Church President Reverend Ame Tugaue, General Secretary Rev Tuikilakila Waqairatu and former leaders, Rev Manasa Lasaro and Rev Tomasi Kanailagi.