Reliably placed sources inside FIRCA, the Fiji Inland and Revenue Collections Department, are claiming to Coupfourpointfive that Brigadier Aziz Mohammed, the legal brain behind the 2006 coup with Aiyaz Khaiyum and Shaista Shameem and a few other Muslim laywers, has been using his contacts inside FIRCA for secret information on businessmen facing huge tax assessments to further his business and financial chest.
According to FIRCA sources Aziz (pictured right), the illegal chairman of Merchant Finance and deputy chairman of Fijian Holdings Limited, who has also acted as acting Commodore for the globe-trotting dictator, has been running a tax consultancy firm with a diagraced former travel agent, who acts as a stalking horse for the Brigadier, approaching these businessmen under the pretext that he can arrange a massive discount for a fee of approximately $30,000. The information of the businessmen is obtained through their moles inside FIRCA.
Once information has been gathered, Aziz's business partner tax agent then arranges the so-called discount with FIRCA and collects the payment. The same agent has also acquired over 20 rental car permits through Aziz and the kick-backs are taken by the dictator's Brigadier, who also sits on the Military Council.
The Brigadier has also helped those facing possession of their homes by the banks and other defaulter's for hefty fees. FIRCA sources claim that the Brigadier's wife is also building a private hospital and the question that needs to be investigated is where has the finance come from for the health project.
FIRCA sources claim the frequency of calls and e-mails between Aziz and FIRCA could provide enough evidence for FICAC, the corrpution unit, to take Brigadier and the disgraced travel agent, in for questioning.