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February 25, 2021

Koim Explains Paraka Arrest

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Well, it seems that despite all that’s before the courts, the wheels of justice continue to turn.

Following the National Court’s granting of a permanent stay’Order on two NEC decisions against Investigation Task Force sweep this week, the owner of the law firm at the centre of investigations has been arrested.


Amidst letters of warning to mainstream media outlets of attempts to curb public comment on the issue, ITFS Chairman Sam Koim today announced, in the form of a media release, the reasons the latest arrest is based on.


According to Koim, the Principal of Paul Paraka Lawyers was charged last Friday on 24 counts of conspiracy to defraud; 4 counts of money laundering and 4 counts of misappropriation.


A total of 32 charges, according to ITFS, relate to the use of other law firms acting as conduits to access government funds through finance.


Committal cases against Mr Paraka have been adjourned since February this year and one is expected to be listed for mention this Thursday.


However, Koim was quick to add that as a matter of law, Paraka remains innocent until proven otherwise in a court of law.


In the meantime, Koim says ITFS investigations of fraudulent payMen’s to Paul Paraka Lawyers are continuing and more people will be brought to justice when their cases are finalised.


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