“A FORMER Member of Parliament (MP) for Central Makira has been sentenced to six months imprisonment for personally using over $66,000 of his constituency’s reforestation development fund during his term in parliament.
“Hypolite Taremae, was MP for Central Makira and also the Minister for Ministry of National Unity, Peace and Reconciliation when this incident happened in 2014.
“Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi imposed 18-month imprisonment but suspended one year due to the delay of this case.
“Taeburi said Taremae was not responsible for the delays.
“She said it took police four years to charge Taremae for the offence he committed and there was no explanation provided from the prosecution for the delay.”
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