ACTING Insurance Commissioner Salamo Elema has been charged with official corruption and abuse of office, police say.
Elema was charged by police in the National Capital District on Wednesday with one count of official corruption and one count of abuse of office.
Police said in a statement yesterday Elema, 53, from Sivitatana village, Rigo, Central, allegedly committed the offences between November 2012 and June 2013.
Police investigations were triggered off by a complaint from a company director.
The company director said he had applied for a re-insurance brokering licence with the insurance commissioner between November 2012 and June 2013.
He had told police that Elema, as the acting insurance commissioner, did not issue a licence and instead imposed non-existent statutory provisions of the Insurance Act 1995