Former MP Arrested and Detained

Former MP Kalo Seule. Photo: File

Former Member of Parliament(MP) Kalo Seule is currently remanded in police custody for being implicated in Value Added Tax (VAT) related offences.

Police Media confirmed he was arrested yesterday morning at his camp site at Ohlen area, following a warrant of arrest issued by the court.

As the Manager of Parts Plus South Pacific, Mr. Seule has failed to return taxes to the Government since December 2010, breaching Section 51 (1)(b) of the VAT Act.

He will remain in custody awaiting his appearance before the Magistrates Court.

Former MP Seule is contesting for one of the five seats in Port Vila Constituency, as an Independent candidate. 

Meanwhile, the question to ask is how he was able to bypass the system and declared as an eligible candidate to contest the election tomorrow.

Martin Tete, Chairman of Electoral Commission said the Electoral Commission have done their part to scrutinise the candidates. It is the Government departments to release information of whoever owes Government money, but that was not the case on the candidate concern.

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