|New Fiji a sham: Bainimarama and Khaiyum|
Take the case of the longruning battle between the widow of the deceased Fiji businessman Narayan Reddy, which stretches back more than a decade.
The New Zealand-based Rosy Reddy and her son Shiv Reddy have been trying to get Frank Banimarama to initiate a full investigation into the illegal transfer of shares by YP Reddy but continue to come up against resistance.
Fiji police got as far as interviewing YP Reddy but their investigation then came to a sudden halt.
The widow and son last week tried to take their case further via a submission to the Yash Ghai Constitution Commission but despite several requests, they say the tell-all material has not been posted on the website.
|Ilegal trustee: YP Reddy|
Rosy and Shiv Reddy's battle goes back to September 1991 when Narayan Reddy died. Mother and son say former political heavyweight and lawyer, Jai Ram Reddy, and YP Reddy quickly 'colluded' to bring a caveat against them to gain control of their shares.
|Acted as lawyer: Jai Ram Reddy|
But despite the probate being granted, meaning YP Reddy had no authority to act as Trustee for the estate of his older brother's son, he continued to control it - acting as Trustee from 1995 to this day.
The police and DPP were apparently supposed to charge him for unlawfully assuming a role of authority but material gathered by an investigator hired by Rosy and Shiv Reddy, shows the illegal attorney general Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum and Frank Bainimarama stopped the police from completing their work.
YP Reddy has twice tried to buy the original shares, once for $700,000 in 2003 and for much, much more much later.
A lot of money is at stake, especially since a restructuring in 2001 of RCCL's investments making the estate direct shareholders in two other companies called REL and CEL.
Essentially, though, Rosy and Shiv Reddy's claim centres on YP Reddy's illegal role as trustee from 1995, estate shares in REL and CEL and unpaid dividends from these two companies after 2001, estimated to be between five to eight million dollars.
According to their submission to the Yash Ghai team the police managed to recover $25,000 YP Reddy had managed to hide. Other significant material cited includes a letter from DPP and current solicitor general, Christopher Pryde, confirming the deed of trust that YP Reddy has no right to act as a trustee for his dead nephew's estate.
Several law firms have also tried to crack the case but thanks to Khaiyum and Bainimarama's links with YP Reddy, all have been unsuccessful.