Filippino guard refused bail

Bail has been refused by the National Court to the Filippino security guard who was involved in the shootout inside Boroko Foodworld on the evening of February 15.

Edson Tinalojipan on Tuesday sought bail from the National Court on grounds of his family welfare.

He is facing one count of willful murder and two counts of attempted murder allegations.

He claims to be the breadwinner whose family in the Philippines rely on however the ground was not seen by the court as an exceptional circumstance to grant bail.

His lawyer was also unable to show the court,  previous court decisions where bail was granted to persons charged with willful murder who were allowed bail based on the welfare of their families.

Tinalojipan remains in remand at Bomana.

Meantime, his case is currently before the Committal Court at Waigani while police continue their investigations.

Sally Pokiton
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