Vanuatu Ombudsman found in breach of law

Vanuatu's Court of Appeal has deemed a search warrant granted to the Ombudsman, Hamlison Bulu, illegal.

Mr Bulu had sought a search warrant for the home of the Director General of the Ministry of Finance, Letlet August.

But the warrant was granted by the Magistrate's Court, not the Supreme Court, as the law requires.

The judges declared the search warrant unlawful and ordered Mr Bulu to pay Mr August $US1533 dollars.