More on our earlier story on the arrest of the Suva lawyer, Renee Lal and a scam involving prominent players in the military regime.
Lal is accused of swindling $300,000 from a businessman named Freeman, from Ghana - the brother of former University of the South Pacific academic, Nii Plange, who is conducting oil and gas exploration in Bau waters.
Lal is a partner in the law firm of Jamnadas & Associates is Freeman's lawyer and the two were brought together by Ben Padarath, who is also in custody.
It has now emerged that Freeman was arrested by police on his return from overseas last week and that he was nabbed following a complaint by Padarath who told police that Freeman was HIV AIDs positive, and was spreading it.
Padarath clearly wanted Freeman arrested; Freeman, quickly spilled the beans from there.
We have also been told that Padarath's partner, Charlotte Peters - a former reporter with Daily Post and Fiji Sun and now employed at FICAC as Media Officer, has been suspended from work as well.