3 years for Kompiam man

Taking money under the pretext of selling items has somehow become a norm and a man from Kompiam-Ambung will pay for his actions in the next three years in jail, until he pays up money he owes.

Gabriel Waik from Enga was sentenced by the Waigani National Court today after he admitted to taking K15,000 from Gabby Piakon.

He ran the Five-Mile wreckers in Port Moresby when he received K15,000 on 16 August 2016 from Piakon, who was involved in the hire car business.

The money was given for the purchase of a vehicle however, no vehicle was delivered to Piakon, resulting in his arrest by police. Only K3,000 was returned.

Waik admitted in court that he took the money under false presence he would sell the car.

Deputy Chief Justice Sir Gibbs Salika sentenced him to Bomana for three years or until he repays the money owed.

Piakon, who was in court today, said numerous attempts were made by him to get his money back but to no avail.

“He’s my wantok, I wouldn’t give K15,000 to someone I don’t know.

“I’m happy with the decision and hope he learns,” Piakon said after the sentence.

Sally Pokiton