Waigani Committal Court

Police officer arrested for murder

44-year-old Steven Numbos of Kragut village, Wewak, East Sepik province, went before Magistrate Mekeo Gauli on Wednesday. His charge was read and explained to him before his case was adjourned for another month, to give police crime investigators time to investigate allegations against him.

Charged with wilful murder on Dec 30, 2016, police allege Numbos shot a man, known to the court as Ija Mulugu, using a high-powered rifle.

Accused’s files in Maybank robbery missing

Magistrate Cosmas Bidar told the lawyer representing defendant, Willie Allan, to make copies of his client’s files or hand up brief for the court and police prosecution because his files could not be found in the court registry.

The files went missing after he escaped from custody.

The Committal Court directed Allan’s lawyer to bring copies of the file so that it can assist the court in assessing the evidence before it.

Submissions to be done in case against Kandrian man

The case against Blaze Mara of Kapo village in the Kandrian Gloucester area of West New Britain Province returned for mention at the Waigani Committal Court today.

His lawyer told the court that he is still working on the submissions because the investigation files contained a lot of documents which he needs to respond to.

Magistrate Cosmas Bidar adjourned the matter to March 20,2017.

Mara is alleged to have stolen K432, 506.43 from his employer, Population Service International between Dec 15,2014 and June 23,2015 in Port Moresby.

Submissions on 2 Fast Motors robbery case next week

The six officers returned to court with their lawyers today and Magistrate Cosmas Bidar allowed an adjournment to next week Thursday to hear submissions in response to the police prosecution investigation files.

Defense’s submissions on the investigation files took a while to be done because documents in the file were bulky.

Magistrate Bidar told the court today that the case has been outstanding for a while and he wants to finalize the matter before the festive season.

Police complete Daikoku robbery investigations

Five men were arrested and charged over the armed robbery, which took place between 11.30am and 12midday at Harbour City at Konedobu.

Remanded at Bomana, the five accused appeared for mention at the Waigani Committal Court to give an update on their submissions on the respective hand-up brief.

Solomon Gonol, Paul Michael, John Sabol 'Ala', Jack Joe Hora and Shnider Bishop appeared before Magistrate Cosmas Bidar. Bishop is the only accused on National Court bail.

Daniel Kapi arrested for conspiracy

Daniel Kapi, the elder brother of the late Brown Kapi, was arrested and charged by police in August for conspiring with a lawyer and two of his sisters to forge an affidavit before the court.

It is alleged Daniel Kapi, his lawyer and two sister conspired to sign an affidavit of a person (Anderson Kola) claiming he was the son of the late Brown Kapi.

The affidavit was allegedly signed by Daniel on June 21 at the Waigani Court buildings in a matter before the National Court which concerns the estate of the later Brown Kapi.  

Ruling on a father's sex charge next week

The 46-year-old father has been in court since August last year after he was arrested and charged for the persistent sexual assault of his biological daughter.

That ruling on his case is expected next Thursday.

He was charged with the persistent child sexual abuse, or a charge of sexual penetration, that falls under section 229 of the Criminal Code and Sexual Offenses and Crimes Against Children’s Act.

The accused is alleged to have continuously raped or sexually assaulted his daughter where they lived between January 31, 2014, and June 18, 2015.

Former MP to appear in court this week

The 53-year-old from Suapri village, Maprik District in the East Sepik Province was arrested and charged with two counts of the misappropriation of properties, two counts of Abuse of office, one count of stealing by false pretense and one count of conspiracy to defraud.

Kapris was arrested and charged for misappropriating state peroperties valued at K3, 519,998.

The properties belong to the Maprik District and the state which he allegedly misappropriated for his use and the use of others.

Man to stand trial for assault

Presiding Magistrate, John Kaumi revealed this to Ikasa today at the Bomana Court House

Ikasa is currently in custody at the Bomana Correctional facility.

He was arrested and charged earlier this year with Sexual Penetration and Attempted Murder after assaulting his girlfriend Monica Bellilo.

The incident occurred on March 19, after a night out at a club with Monica.

The assault was really bad, with Monica sustaining serious injuries and was hospitalised for several days.

Duo in court over money laundering allegations

39-year-old Cleve Horton Sale, from Balopa, Manus Province, the company director of Lakatoi Marine and Cargo surveyors, and George Sariman of Kairuku, Central, briefly appeared in court where his charge and the allegations against them were read.

Sale appeared in court last Thursday, Aug 26, while Sariman appeared yesterday (Tuesday).

Their cases were adjourned to Sept while police continue their investigations into the allegations.