Kange seeks bail in Supreme Court

The man who allegedly shot his wife with a gun on May 14 has filed a bail application before the Supreme Court.

Lawyer and businessman Felix Kange will go before a three man Supreme Court Bench on September 1 for his bail application.

He was arrested and charged for one count of murder and one count of escaping lawful custody. It is alleged he shot his wife, the late Regina Morove on the night of May 14 at their family residence at Garden hills. An act he claims to be an accident.

The bail application date was fixed today during a Supreme Court hearing. Kange has been refused bail twice at the National Court.

He remains detained at the Waigani Police station holding cells. He was supposed to appear for mention at the Waigani District Court today, however that did not take place as magistrates are currently in a two-day workshop. All other matters before the District Court were also stood over to a later date.

 On July 13 his lawyer moved an application to have the charge of escaping lawful custody dismissed on technical grounds. His lawyers said he should be charged under the Summary Offense Act and not the Criminal Code as he is not a prisoner.

A ruling on that application before the District Court has been moved to August 26.


Sally Pokiton