Police serve Pala investigation files

Police investigators have completed and served investigation files of the case against Attorney General Ano Pala.

Pala and his lawyers briefly appeared at the Waigani Committal Court this morning.

Ralph Saulep who is acting for Pala told Magistrate John Kaumi,  police investigation files were served to them on Feb 4.

They will now require a month to peruse the files in preparation for submissions before the court when the matter returns.

Pala's case has been adjourned to March 30, where both Saulep and the police prosecution team are expected to present their submissions in court.

Pala was charged with one count of Defeating the course of Justice, perverting the course of Justice and abuse of office.

The allegations are in relation to the Prime Minister Peter O'Neill's warrant of arrest in 2014.

Pala remains on a bail of K6,000. 

Sally Pokiton