As the former top cop waited in the National Court’s holding cell, one of his lawyers, Sam Bonner filed an urgent application for bail with the Supreme Court.
Bonnar told PNG Loop an application has been filed before the Chief Justice.
He said the process now will be for the Chief Justice to appoint another judge, depending on their availability, to hear the application.
At around 11am, Vaki was sentenced by the National Court to 3 years hard labour for failing to effect the warrant of arrest against Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill.
Vaki remains in the holding cell awaiting word of his application.