Knight trial expected in February

The trial into the review of the Leadership Tribunal’s recommendation for dismissal from office against Manus MP Ronny Knight is expected to be held in February 2016.

Knight’s lawyer returned to the National Court this morning before Justice Les Gavara Nanu informing the court of compliance on their part in filing and serving review books.

Noel Ako, of Jema lawyers is acting in behalf of the MP. He told the court they are ‘hopeful’ of having the substantive review  to commence on February 8, next year.

Knight was recommended for dismissal from office by the Leadership Tribunal on May 1st after he was found guilty of misappropriation charges on March 20, 2015 on four of the five allegations brought against him.

A stay order was later granted by Acting Judge Leka Nablu stopping Knight’s dismissal from office on May 22. 

On July 21 he was granted leave to review the decision of the Leadership Tribunal that recommended his dismissal from office.  

Sally Pokiton