​Soldiers to appear in court tomorrow

Two PNGDF soldiers who were allegedly involved in the assault of a Port Moresby student (now dead) will return to the District Court tomorrow (Oct 28).

David Tappe and Francis Nasi will appear before Magistrate John Kaumi at the Waigani District Court tomorrow morning where the charge of attempted murder will be withdrawn against them.

On August 3, Tappe and Nasi made their first appearance in court alongside other defendants Jude Nidung and Kenneth Yangun.

They were later released on bail however police investigations found Tappe and Nasi were not involved.

Meanwhile Nidung and Yangun are being detained at Bomana after the death of the victim, Jeremiah Yinu.

They will have the charge of attempted murder against them upgraded to wilful murder.

They will return to the Bomana District Court with four more soldiers (Alwin Mataibe, Gregory Tuaki, David Travoha and Tobias Samson) on November 26.

Sally Pokiton