Condom case further adjourned

The case involving two police officers implicated in the condom swallowing incident at the Boroko Police Station on Dec 4 last year has been further adjourned to June.

The matter involving 22-year-old Joshua Yawijah of Maia village, Pangia, Southern Highlands Province, and 23-year-old Jacklyn Tanda of Sakarip village, Wabag, Enga Province, returned to the Waigani Committal Court today.

The matter was returnable for the prosecution team to present its submissions however, that was further adjourned to June 22 to give the police prosecution team more time to prepare that.

On their last appearance on April 13, their lawyer gave responses to the completed files or investigation police hand out brief served to both defendants.

They were served copies of the complete investigation files by the investigation officer on March 16 in court.

Yawijah is facing allegations that while he was in the company of female probationary officer Tanda and another male police officer on Dec 4, 2015, he forced a woman to chew and swallow two condoms at the Boroko Police Station.

The woman was forced to swallow two condoms after they searched her belongings and found seven condoms on her.

The incident was allegedly recorded by Tanda and went viral on social media.

They were charged for one count of deprivation of personal liberty, two counts of forcing someone to do indecent acts and one count of abuse of office.

Sally Pokiton