Man caused bodily harm over borrowed money

A man is facing charges of causing grievous bodily harm to a woman in Port Moresby after an argument broke out between them over ‘dinau money’.

 The defendant, Puria Tole on Megela village, Koroba district in Hela province is alleged to borrowing up to K1, 500 from the woman known by the court as Rose Yaugania.

It is alleged that on May 17 this year, at Burns Peak, the woman went to Tole’s house looking for her money.

An argument broke out between them where it is alleged Tole used a piece of wood and hit her on her head and left arm which resulted in her sustaining a broken arm.

Tole appeared at the Committal Court for the first time on Friday (October 2), five months since the assault took place.

Police are yet to conduct a record of interview with Tole and also yet to obtain doctors report and witness statements on the incident.

Meanwhile, a man from the Hela province also appeared in court for allegedly ‘touching’ an eight year old girl in Port Moresby.

It is alleged, he committed the act on September 20.

Both cases, being new will return to court after a month.

Sally Pokiton