|MARA AND DRITI: Moved on by DPP after months of purgatory. pic FBC News|
Insiders say the push for high ranking military officers Pita Driti and Roko Ului to be charged with sedition and inciting mutiny came from the DPP.
Coupfourpointfive has been told the DPP went back to the Fiji police commissioner, Ioane Naivalurua, to get an agreement on laying the charges and that Naivalurua gave the okay after consulting the illegal attorney general Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum and the illegal leader, Voreqe Bainimarama.
Both had been removed from military duties late last year after a fallout with the dictator.
|Sharma (left) with Patel during trial|
Both have pleaded not guilty and are fighting the charges.
Driti is being represented by Filimoni Vosarogo, the lawyer who defended the Naitasiri chief, Ratu Inoke Takiveikata, who was found guilty earlier this year of inciting a mutiny at the Queen Elizabeth Barracks.
And Mara is being defended by Devanesh Sharma, who acted for Peni Mau who was convicted recently for fraud over the sale of a clock, with Fiji Times owner, Mac Patel.