Man to stand trial for assault

The Waigani Committal Court has found that there is sufficient evidence to commit Samson Ikasa to stand trial at the National Court for the two allegations against him.

Presiding Magistrate, John Kaumi revealed this to Ikasa today at the Bomana Court House

Ikasa is currently in custody at the Bomana Correctional facility.

He was arrested and charged earlier this year with Sexual Penetration and Attempted Murder after assaulting his girlfriend Monica Bellilo.

The incident occurred on March 19, after a night out at a club with Monica.

The assault was really bad, with Monica sustaining serious injuries and was hospitalised for several days.

The 38-year-old man from Madang will now submit to court a section 96 statement or his final statement to the Court in response to the Courts decision to commit him to stand trial.

This will be done on October 10, 2016.


Charmaine Poriambep