warrant of arrest

PM welcomes Supreme Court ruling

He told media this afternoon that the ruling by the three-man bench is a clear demonstration of the independence of the judiciary system of the country.

He said it was clearly a politically motivated case by people with vested interest out to tarnish his name, and he hopes the real culprits can be caught.

“This is a decision that has a lot of common sense and it is a decision against people who are maliciously using both government agencies and the courts to get political merit out of,” said O’Neill.

“From the start this was a political witch-hunt.”

Arrest warrant issued for couple on murder charge

Justice Panuel Mogish issued directions for police officers to apprehend 27-year-old mother of two, Olivia Warome and her 34-year-old husband Kume Keware.

Both are on National Court bail but did not appear in court when their cases went for mention.

“I am trying to expedite these cases. People on bail, I will not have mercy on them. They are all over the place and affecting our progress.

“If those accused are not turning up in court, you might as well have them remanded,” the judge said when issuing directions for them to be arrested.

Warrant of arrest out for two Asylum seekers

Senior Magistrate Josephine Nidu issued the warrant of arrest for 26-year-old Mehdi Bohlouli and 28-year-old Mahbomb Rabbani Mohammad.

Both men were arrest on Jan 1, 2017 after they were picked up by police on New Year Eve at Salasia village near Lorengau.

They were charged with drunk and disorderly behaviour and resisting police arrest. They have been on bail of K200 each, however that bail has been forfeited.

Acting Provincial Police Commander Senior Inspector David Yapu said he has directed his officers to execute the warrants of arrest and have them locked up.

PM’s lawyers appeal against joiner in High Court

The application was moved by Mal Varitimos in court today before Justice Sir Bernard Sakora, one day after a trial date was set at the National Court for the Judicial Review into the manner in which the warrant against the Prime Minister was obtained from the District Court in 2014.

The trial date at the National Court was set for March 3.

Director of the National Fraud and Anti-Corruption Directorate Matthew Damaru and his deputy Director Timothy Gitua were allowed joiner in the proceeding by Justice Collin Makail on Dec 7,2015.

Arrest warrant finally executed, after 7 years

 Police officers based at the Gordon police station executed the warrant after a tip off from locals on Tuesday night (Nov 17).

Betty Koim of the Western Highlands Province was committed by the District Court in Hagen to stand trial at the National Court on March 26, 2006.

Application to set aside Vele’s warrant of arrest adjourned

Vele’s lawyer Tiffany Twivey went to the District Court on Tuesday (September 22) with the application to set aside the warrant of arrest that was taken by Director of National Fraud and Anti-Corruption Directorate Detective Chief Superintendent Matthew Damaru and his deputy director Timothy Gitua.

Damaru and Gitua on July 22 obtained a warrant of arrest against Secretary Vele.

Vaki sentence submission next week

 Vaki was found guilty of contempt by the National Court yesterday for willfully refusing to execute a warrant of arrest against Prime Minister Peter O'Neill last year.

Chief Justice Sir Salamo Injia allowed the release on Vaki on his own recognizance.

This means no bail money needs to be paid to the court.

It is an obligation of record; entered into before a court whereby the party bound acknowledges (recognizes) that they owe a personal debt to the state.

Vaki’s submissions for sentence will be done by John Griffin from Queen’s Council next Thursday.