Case against alleged robber struck out

A man who was arrested for his alleged involvement in the K5.9 million MayBank robbery of 2013 has been discharged by the court due to insufficient evidence.

Public Prosecutors today informed the Waigani National Court, they will not proceed with the case against Wille Allan, of Bereina, Central province.

His case was struck out after a statement (Nolle Prosequi) was presented before Justice George Manuhu.

Allan was charged with one count of conspiring to commit a crime, aggregate robbery and receiving stolen properties.

He allegedly conspired with Paul Steven and Ricky Antio (both now serving time in Bomana) between 1 September 2013 and 5 October 2013 to commit a crime (rob MayBank).

He also allegedly committed an armed robbery, with the use of a weapon on 4 October 2013, and stole K5.9 million.

It was further alleged he received K700, between 4 and 6 October 2013 – monies stolen from the bank robbery.

All three charges against Allan were discharged.

Three other co-accused of Allan are now serving their sentence at Bomana after they pleaded guilty in court.

Six others who stood trial from March last year were convicted and sentenced in June last year to a total of 130 years in jail.

From the K5.9 million stolen, only K1.56 million was recovered by police. 

Sally Pokiton