A 63-year old retired military officer has been charged with one count of Malicious Act contrary to Section 15(a) of the Public Order Act for publishing live videos on his social media account with the alleged intention of creating public alarm.

The accused between the 15th – 20th of July 2021 allegedly fabricated and falsely spread locally and abroad by word of mouth through his Facebook account condemning the reality of COVID-19 with the intent to create alarm and public anxiety.

He will be produced at the Nasinu Magistrates Court this afternoon.

Meanwhile another investigation against the Government Authority also allegedly involving the accused continues.

The investigation file will be forwarded to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for legal advice.