Airport heist “insider” seeks bail

A man whom police alleges to be the “insider” in the airport robbery of K1.2m at the Tropic Air terminal on Nov 4, 2016 has gone to the National Court seeking bail at K2,000.

Alex Una, 38-years-old from Londari village, Rigo, Central Province and his lawyer went before Justice Panuel Mogish on Friday with a bail application which the court reserved its ruling to Monday.

Una’s bail application was on the grounds of his medical condition. He has Tuberculosis and his lawyer highlighted in court that his medical condition has “worsened” since he was diagnosed in Oct 2016.

 He was arrested and charged with armed robbery and has been in remand at Bomana since Nov last year.

The State objected the bail application saying the applicant was directly involved in the armed robbery and his medical condition can be treated at Bomana.

State also said there has not been any updated medical report on his condition adding family welfare is a “natural consequence” for such situations when accused persons are remanded.

His lawyer in response said Una was not directly involved but was an alleged accessory to the crime.