Arrest warrant issued for couple on murder charge

A warrant of arrest was ordered by the Waigani National court for a couple from the Chimbu Province who are facing murder charges after they failed to appear in court today.

Justice Panuel Mogish issued directions for police officers to apprehend 27-year-old mother of two, Olivia Warome and her 34-year-old husband Kume Keware.

Both are on National Court bail but did not appear in court when their cases went for mention.

“I am trying to expedite these cases. People on bail, I will not have mercy on them. They are all over the place and affecting our progress.

“If those accused are not turning up in court, you might as well have them remanded,” the judge said when issuing directions for them to be arrested.

Warome was arrested and charged on April 30,2015 for the wilful murder of husband’s lover on April 18,2015 at Five-Mile in Port Moresby.

Her husband (Keware) went out drinking that night at the White House and returned to his cousin’s place with a woman (now deceased).  

She found them at the house and allegedly stabbed the woman in her sleep, instantly killing her. Her husband later woke up surprised to see what was happening, but could not help his ‘lover’. 

Warome in fear for her life later presented herself to the Gordon Police station after the incident but was later released after no one reported the matter.

When Keware realised the woman was dead, he allegedly dressed her up, put her body in his office vehicle and drove her to the bush behind the Telikom Rumana building where he dumped her body.

The body was later discovered by the public and taken to the Port Moresby General Hospital.

He surrendered to police on May 3, 2015 after his relatives called and told him to do so.

Keware was charged with failing to report the death of the woman he was with that night.


Sally Pokiton