Kikoli’s attacker before court

The assault case of female police officer, Josie Kikoli, is now before the Waigani Committal Court.

Her former partner, Clement Manguva, also a police officer based with the Dog unit, has been arraigned before the Committal Court over her brutal assault on March 3.

Manguva who is on a K500 police bail had his case adjourned to June to give CID officers time to investigate further and compile a police hand-up brief in court.

This document will assist the Committal Court weigh out the evidence against Manguva, who was charged with one count of grievous bodily harm.

Apart from the criminal case, he is also facing disciplinary charges within the constabulary.

Kikoli is attached with the Family and Sexual Violence Unit at the Downtown police station.

The 29-year-old was brutally assaulted by the defendant (now before court) at the Morata police barracks.

Sally Pokiton