​Dion’s lawyer threatens to sue

The lawyer representing Deputy Prime Minister Sir Leo Dion says allegations on his client, posted on Facebook, are defamatory in nature.

“I have not seen a report, I have been representing Sir Leo since 2006,” Robert Asa told Loop PNG.

He said a defamatory lawsuit will be filed against the person who posted the allegation on Facebook, and warned media houses to be careful when reporting.

“The allegations against Sir Leo are false and defamatory, and have popped up before the 2007, 2012 and now 2017 elections,” Asa said.

“The allegations are false and have no truth in them, allegations are defamatory, and we will sue for defamation.”

Meanwhile, New Guinea Islands ACP, Anton Billie, warned individuals not to spread false rumours because the allegation of incest has not been proven.   

He confirmed a police report was filed against Sir Leo by people not related to the victims. 

ACP Billie told Loop PNG that the report was sent to Police HQ for the Police Commissioner’s directives before investigation starts.         

Charles Yapumi