The lawyer at the centre of a scam involving thousands of dollars belonging to a Ghanian businessman is believed to have been hopsitalized after being allegedly assaulted while in military custody.
Reneel Lal, who was arrested on Friday morning trying to leave for New Zealand, is alleged to have swindled money from a businessman by the name of Freeman.
We broke the story on Friday and have now been told she was assaulted while in custody, and is in a private hospital. We can't verify this information independently, but have no reason to doubt its authenticity at this stage.
Reneel Lal is married to former Republic of Fiji Military Forces lawyer Amani Bale and was a partner in the law firm of Jamnadas & Associates is Freeman's lawyer. It's believed she and the Ghanian were brought together by former politician Ben Padarath, who is also in custody.
The FijiVillage picked up the story today but has not been able to get anyone to name names, although it spoke to the Director of Immigration, Nemani Vuniwaqa.