Sources say the case against Pita Driti and Roko Ului Mara hangs on the messages found on their mobile phones: the messages allegedly refer to a plot to remove the illegal leader, Frank Bainimarama.
The former land force commander and the former commander of the 3rd infantry were charged yesterday with uttering seditious comments and inciting a mutiny: Driti with sedition and mutiny and Mara of just uttering seditious comments.
The charges relate to an alleged failed plot last year and both have pleaded not guilty.
Coupfourpointive has been told the DPP and Police case against the former key right hand men of Bainimarama will revolve around the telephone messages.
Other material that could be used to incriminate the duo include papers alleged to have been found at the home of the Suva businessman, Ben Padarath, the nephew of Driti.
Informed sources are already picking that with the regime determined to prove the charges against the pair and Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum's grip on the judges and the Commissioner of Police, Driti and Mara need good legal representation.
Sources say both could be looking at three to five years in prison.
Insiders are also saying it's possible moves will be made to remand Driti and Mara in custody because of the high risk of the allegations levelled at them. They say the measure is also likely to be pursued to scare officers who might want to go against the illegal leader and his self-appointed government.