​Man arrested in POM for multiple voting

A 25-year-old man from Wapenamanda, Enga Province, has been arrested by police in Port Moresby after he was caught for allegedly voting more than once last Friday.

Erik Pps appeared at the Waigani Committal Court today following his arrest on June 30 at the Five-Mile Ridge polling booths in NCD.

Police apprehended the man from Tsak Valley after scrutineers caught him around 2pm on Friday.

He admitted to voting three times when caught.

He was arrested and charged under section 100 of the Criminal Code, for voting more than he was entitled to.

His case is new before the courts and police will need three months to conduct its investigation and produce its investigation files for the court to decide on the sufficiency on evidence.

He is next expected in court on August 8.

(Pictured is the Waigani District Court)

Sally Pokiton