Another night behind bars for Kulang

Former Minister for Tourism and Member for Kundiawa-Gembogl, Tobias Kulang, is still in custody awaiting his bail hearing.

His bail application has been filed at the Goroka National Court.

The former MP for Kundiawa-Gembogl was charged with two counts; one count for unlawful killing under section 299 of the Criminal Code Act and the other count for taking part in a riot, under section 65 of the Criminal Code Act.

Kulang made an appearance at the Goroka Committal Court on Wednesday for his first mention.

Presiding Magistrate, Gerald Wetunawa, however adjourned the matter to the 18th of August to allow police to compile the necessary files.

Bail cannot be granted at the District Court level, as Kulang has been charged with a serious offence.

His bail application has been filed at the Goroka National Court however, a hearing date is yet to be set.

While all these processes are taking place, Kulang will spend another night behind bars.

He was arrested and charged on Sunday after his supporters allegedly incited a riot in Kundiawa Town, when they were refused entry into the counting centre by other members of the public.

The riot resulted in the death of three men while many others were injured.

Charmaine Poriambep