18 Jan 2019

Solomon Islands Lands Commissioner denies illegal land sale allegations

9:59 am on 18 January 2019

A senior Solomon Islands public servant who was suspended for his involvement in illegal land sales in Honiara has denied the allegations against him.

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The Solomon Islands flag Photo: RNZI

Lands Commissioner Nelson Naoapu was suspended last month along with seven others.

Mr Naoapu told the state broadcaster his office was only facilitating what had already been approved by his predecessor.

He said he has been made a scapegoat by the permanent secretary of the lands department.