​Leaders appear before tribunal

Two more members of parliament appeared before the leadership tribunal yesterday following the appointment of the tribunal by the Chief Justice Sir Salamo Injia on Tuesday.

Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee and Bogia member Sir John Hickey and Kagua-Erave member James Lagea and their lawyers made their appearances before the tribunal.

The tribunal consists of Justice Goodwin Poole as chairman and senior provincial magistratesMark Selefkariu and Ernest Wilmot.

Hickey who was out of the country for a medical trip received the instrument outlining the appointment of his leadership tribunal yesterday (June 24) after it was served to his adopted son in Madang.

Hickey is being represented by Gibson Geroro from Leahy Lewin Lowing Sullivan Lawyers.

Lagea’s lawyer Peter Kuman from Kuman lawyers also confirmed receiving the instruments outlining the appointment of his leadership tribunal.

Both tribunals will return on July 3.

Pictured are Hickey and Lagea outside the court house.