MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT for Santo Constituency Hosea Nevu, told the court this afternoon that Moana Carcasses advised him that he will be selling some property to get funds for the VT1 million loan scheme.
MP Nevu said Moana told him about this when they were at a meeting at the Greens Confederation Party Office in October 2014.
He further confirmed to the court that he was amongst some of the MPs who were present at the Green’s confederation Office at that time and signed a loan agreement from the Greens Confederation Party.
Mr. Hosea, as the prosecution witness, said other MPs who were present at that time included Moana Carcass, Serge Vohor, Marcellino Pipite, Paul Telukluk, Tony Nari, and some other opposition members.
In fact, Mr. Hosea confirmed to the courts that he received VT 1 million from Moana Carcasses three or four days after he signed the loan agreement.
The loan agreement stated that the purpose of the loan was for Community development projects and MP Nevu confirmed to the court that he used that one million vatu for that purpose.
However, the the VT million credited into his ANZ account number was transferred from Moana Carcasses, and not a Greens Party account, as stated in the Bank statement.
According to the conditions stated in the loan agreement document (hard evidence), the loan was to be repaid gradually or deducted from the severance pay.
MP Nevu was the only prosecution witness this afternoon.
Meanwhile, this morning the prosecution called two witnesses into the question box in the Supreme Court, both of whom are currently working the Ministry of Lands, in the Registry and Survey Section.
The first one was the Director of Lands, Registry and Survey department, Mr. Jean Pierre Mac. He confirmed documents of a transfer of lease from Yannick Loiuse to Marie Louise.
The second witness in the morning is a Valuer at the Lands Department for six years now. He confirmed to the court that he valued the property using a direct comparison approach.
Besides, the Prosecution announced in court this morning that by tomorrow Wednesday the 16th of September, all their witnesses should have testified before the court.
The bribery court case against the 16 MPs in the Supreme Court will resume tomorrow morning at 9am.