The incident from 4 December 2015 sparked overwhelming public support against abuse while in police custody.
The case was initially listed to go for trial in October last year however, was deferred to a later date.
Today, Pangia man Joshua Yawijah appeared before Justice Panuel Mogish who put the case on the priority list for trial next month after prosecution indicated it was ready.
His co-accued, Jacklyn Tanda, from Enga, is expected to appear in court next week.
A date is to be set for trial in the month of June.