(o) Assassination Plot Update 24.3.10


Dramatic Development 
 
The eight men in the assassination plot trial have been acquitted of the second and third counts of conspiracy to murder the Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum and former Finance Minister Mahendra Chaudhry but the first count of conspiracy to murder the PM Bainimarama still stands.

Defence notes that forensic evidence was not collected from Ballu Khan's residence.

High Court Judge accepts evidence from the attempted mutiny that followed the Speight 2000 Coup.

Military Council Questioned me: Ratu Inoke

Ratu Inoke told the court that he was summoned by the Military Council in late September 2007 to a meeting at the Queen Elizabeth Barracks.Ratu Inoke said the meeting was to have been between him and Colonel Tevita Uluilakeba Mara but this was cancelled. However later the same day he was called again but this time told that he would be meeting the Military Council and members of Cabinet.

Ratu Inoke told the court that he clarified to those present at the meeting, that the rumours were false and there was no plot to assassinate Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama. He also told the court, that while Pacific Connex was still in partnership with the Native Lands Trust Board in 2007, officers from the 3FIR regularly visited their office.

Ratu Inoke, who was director for Pacific Connex at the time, says he was present on one occasion when 3FIR officers came and told former CRW soldiers not to try anything. The former CRW soldiers were being employed by Pacific Connex at the time.
---Radio Fiji,Wednesday, February 24, 2010

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Anonymous said…
That date? 24/3/10 — do you have a Tardis? Rod

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