Ijivitari’s former district Treasurer appeals sentence

The former acting Treasurer of Ijivitari District in the Northern Province, Otto Wangillen has filed an appeal against his conviction and sentencing in the Supreme Court.

Wangillen was found guilty on Feb 19, 2015 by the National Court for conspiring with another person and misappropriating K400,000, monies belonging to the Ijivitari District.

He was sentenced on June 11, 2015 to five years in prison.

The appeal against his conviction and sentencing will be heard on Oct 25. The date for the hearing was set yesterday after the case came for directions hearing.

The National Court found that Wangilan whilst the former district treasurer facilitated for the purported tender and payment of K400, 000 to a David Consultants and Associates, the company that belongs to a David Kumalau Pondros.

The money was paid for the purpose of conducting feasibility studies for the construction of jetties along the cost of Ijivitari that MV Karimina, a vessel purchased by former Ijivitari MP the late Cecil King Doruba would service.



Sally Pokiton