Court dismisses Muaki’s review claim against LCC

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THE High Court has dismissed the Judicial Review of the Leadership Code Commission’s (LCC) determination process sought by former Special Secretary to the Prime Minister (SSPM), Andrew Muaki.

The former SSPM was found guilty of misconduct by the Leadership Code Commission in 2016 and penalised with a fine of $10,000.

According to report, the misconduct was said to have taken place within the Prime Minister’s Office during Muaki’s tenure as SSPM to then prime minister Manasseh Sogavare.

“High Court has dismissed his JR Claim on the ground because he did not satisfy the Court that there is no other available remedy that resolves that matter fully and directly,” said LCC in their press statement.

“In other words, Mr Muaki should have appealed the determination against him instead. This means that the LCC’s determination against Mr Muaki still stands.”

“However since the Court’s decision on 19 March 2018 to date, Mr Muaki had not paid his fine.”