Man in court for stealing flour

A man from the Gulf province is in court over allegations he stole from his employer, Goodman Fielder International 8.5 tons of flour valued at K28,100.

Frank Haka from Mei village in the Gulf province appeared on Tuesday at the Waigani Committal court for his case.

The Area sales manager was arrested and charged with stealing from his employer on December 16 last year.

He allegedly conspired with an officer from the Express Freight Management last year to steal 10 pallets of flour that day, an order that was meant for P&B Chung.

That order was cancelled but instead of offloading the pallets, they allegedly proceeded with the load to Dashbash at Gordons where they sold the pallets for K15, 000- an amount that was not worth the value.

That money was allegedly divided between Haka and his friends.

The case will go through the Committal Court process for screening if there is enough evidence to put it for trial. Police will in the meantime continue investigation to produce its files before the court for screening.

Haka remains on K2000 bail and will return to court next month.

Sally Pokiton