​Two in court for ATM theft

Two former employees of BSP have appeared at the Waigani Committal Court over allegations they stole monies from ATM machines in Port Moresby.

East New Britain man Russel Pupua and East Sepik man Johannes Kuinduo briefly went before magistrate John Kaumi today where their charges were read and explained to them in court.

Both were previously employed as BSP support officers when they allegedly conspired to steal a total of K16,500 on two different occasions.

The first occasion was on January 19 at the Boroko ATM where K11,500 was allegedly stolen. The second occasion was on February 2, at one of the Vision City ATMs, where K5000 was allegedly stolen.

The court explained the function of the Committal Court process before adjourning their case to August 8.

Police prosecution will have four months to prepare and file its investigation files in court, or what is called a hand-up brief, before it can make a ruling on sufficiency of evidence.

Sally Pokiton