Fiji's former prime minister Frank Bainimarama

Fiji's former prime minister granted bail and released

Mr Bainimarama and former Fiji police commissioner Sitiveni Qiliho were released in Suva on Friday after pleading not guilty to one charge each of abuse of office. 

Speaking outside court after being released, Mr Bainimarama said he "served with integrity" as prime minister, with "the best interests" of all Fijians at heart. 

"I've been served this charge. This charge against my legacy," he said, after shaking hands with supporters outside court.