Richard Jason Namaliu of Raluana village, Kokopo, East New Britain Province and his lawyer appeared before Magistrate Cosmas Bidar of the Waigani Committal court.
The court explained the committal court process and the charge and allegations against him before adjourning the case for a month.
Namaliu remains on a National Court bail of K2000. He was charged with murder.
He was released from custody on Monday, July 31.
It is alleged he murdered Laufa of Lese, Malalaua, Gulf Province, along the Fort Banner Road, UPNG, on February 11.