Trial date fixed for Bawa’s case

A trial date has been fixed by the Waigani National Court in the case against former National Capital District Metropolitan Superintendent Andy Bawa.

Bawa will stand trial on Feb 6, 2017 where he will answer to allegations of abusing the authority of his office.

He appeared before Deputy Chief Justice Sir Gibbs Salika today where the date was set.

On Oct 17, the Waigani District Court committed Bawa for trial in the National Court after sufficient evidence was found against him.

From Kandep in Enga Province, he is facing allegations of stealing and abusing the authority of his office last year while he was the NCD Metropolitan Superintendent.

Both allegations against Bawa are said to have occurred between August 4 and September 30 last year while being employed in the public service, mainly the department of police.

It is alleged he stole K83, 600 from the State and abused the authority of his office by receiving monies from a provincial administrative officer and failed to account for it.

The money he allegedly received was allowance for the 2015 Pacific Games.

Bawa is on a bail of K1,000.


Sally Pokiton