Former MP arrested over corruption offence

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BY JENNIFER KUSAPA

FORMER Member of Parliament and current Deputy Premier of the Makira Ulawa constituency has been arrested for allegation of misappropriation of fund in 2011 and 2013.

Yesterday Assistant Commissioner Crime Ian Vaevaso confirmed that Mr Hypolite Taremae has been arrested for misappropriation of $ 474, 872.00. This was the Reforestation and Out Growers Subsidy funds granted to Central Makira Constituency in 2011 – 2013.

He was arrested and charged with two counts of conversion and will be appearing in the Honiara Magistrate Court on June 4.

Mr Taremae was elected into politics in 2010.

Meanwhile Police Commissioner Mathew Varley said police will always continue to investigate corruption cases and due to those investigations are complex and takes time to complete police will arrest people when the time is right.

He said several cases were already before the court and police investigators are busy in preparing evidence and witnesses for the courts.

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