|HARMAT: Please tell the world I'm innocent.|
Risto Harmat spoke to us a few minutes ago from the Suva courthouse where he has just appeared and was charged with obstructing the course of justice.
Harmat confirmed to us he was on the boat with Mara at Kadavu when the former military office said he got into trouble while fishing and set of distress flares, which were answered by a Tongan navy boat.
He also confirmed to us that he owns the boat, as we previously reported and said to pass the following the message on to the world: "Please, I'm not involved."
Harmat has been charged but remains at Suva Central Police station in a cell because police have refused to allow him to bailed today to his girlfriend.
He expects to be bailed tomorrow when he reappears in court.
Clearly shaken, the Estonian managed to tell Coupfourpointfive the past week has traumatic for him before authorities removed his phone.