Top govt official to be arrested: Police Commissioner

Police Commissioner Gari Baki confirms the arrest of Treasury Secretary Dairi Vele has been ordered.

Commissioner Baki says that Secretary Vele’s arrest is in regards to his alleged involvement in the release of funds to an Israeli company for the purchase of two generator sets in 2014.

Baki confirmed this by stating that the warrant of arrest was obtained by Chief Inspector Timothy Gitua of the National Fraud and Anti-Corruption Directorate.

The warrant was obtained at the District Court on July 22nd.

Baki says that on Sunday the 26th he directed for the court order obtained by Chief Inspector Gitua to be executed immediately.

Secretary Vele is due to appear before courts and answer for his charges.

Julianna Waeda