For the second time one of the regime’s political show trials has had the assessors reject the prosecution’s case only to have a regime appointed judge convict anyway. As in Mac Patel’s case this verdict was a foregone conclusion. The events happened 10 years ago and it took the regime seven years to stack up the evidence which did not satisfy the assessors. The judge said it could be “inferred” that Dakuidreketi’s actions were for personal gain but he did not point to any evidence that showed how he benefited.
Fiji Live August 06, 2014 Court overturns ruling, finds Dakuidreketi guilty