Submissions to be done in case against Kandrian man

Submissions in response to the police investigations that was served on a Kandrian man facing misappropriation and forgery charges in court will be done in March 2017.

The case against Blaze Mara of Kapo village in the Kandrian Gloucester area of West New Britain Province returned for mention at the Waigani Committal Court today.

His lawyer told the court that he is still working on the submissions because the investigation files contained a lot of documents which he needs to respond to.

Magistrate Cosmas Bidar adjourned the matter to March 20,2017.

Mara is alleged to have stolen K432, 506.43 from his employer, Population Service International between Dec 15,2014 and June 23,2015 in Port Moresby.

It is also alleged that during the same period he was directly engaged in a transaction where monies in access of K400,000 was moved from his employer PSI. Here he was charged with the Crimes of Proceeds Act or money laundering.

The court also heard that between Mar 28 ,2014 and Aug 5,2014 Mara dishonestly applied to his own use or misappropriated K112,469.20-monies belonging to his employer PSI.

It is further alleged he misappropriated K261, 839.07 between May 29 and Sept 1, 2014- monies belonging to PSI.

These are all just allegations before the committal court and police investigations will determine if there is sufficient of evidence to put the case to the National court for trial.






Sally Pokiton