SOURCE POST COURIER
Bougainville Regional MP, Fidelis Semoso has been found guilty on most of the 14 allegations of misconduct charges levelled against him in a leadership tribunal he was facing.
The number of charges that Mr Semoso was found guilty of would be made known on Thursday.
The tribunal will also decide on the penalties that would be imposed on Mr Semoso on the charges.
Yesterday, the tribunal members comprising Justice Salatial Lenalia as chairman with senior magistrates Ignatius Kurei and Nerrie Eliakim verbally handed down their respective rulings on Mr Semoso’s charges.
A final merged decision would be delivered on Thursday along with the penalties. The respective ruling of the tribunal members revealed that Mr Semoso was guilty on most of the charges.
The allegations include: alleged misappropriation of K2.7 million from South Bougainville Feeder Road Project funds without proper tender process; benefit of public funds valued at K470,000 from the K2.7 million awarded to Millennium Waters Ltd and misapplication of KI million from South Bougainville Feeder Roads.
Semoso was also alleged to have assaulted and tortured a Ms Therese Marrie Hani Hapoot; winning a contract under false pretence; and failure to declare his interest.
Mr Semoso is currently trailing 5th in the Bouganville Provincial seat.
But despite that, he is expected to appear in court on Thursday to receive the formal ruling of the tribunal and the penalties that would be imposed on him.
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