Ex-top cop Vaki fails to appear in court

Former Police Commissioner Geoffrey Vaki is expected to appear before the National Court with his lawyer tomorrow (Nov 4) after he failed to attend the call over on Monday morning (Nov 2).

Vaki was released on a K3, 000 bail on October 21 by Justice Ellenas Batari after the National Court issued a bench warrant in September for his non-attendance of scheduled court dates.

However on Monday he failed to attend the call over again which was before Deputy Chief Justice Sir Gibbs Salika.

His lawyer was told in court to bring his client in on Wednesday or another bench warrant will be issued for him.

Vaki was arrested on October 20 for absconding on his scheduled court dates.

He is facing allegations of attempting to pervert the course of justice and abuse of official powers or his powers as Police Commissioner then.

These charges emanate from his refusal to execute a warrant of arrest against Prime Minister Peter O’Neill last year.

Sally Pokiton