Chief Justice files complaint against Police Minister

The Chief Justice has formally lodged a complaint against Member for Madang and Police Minister, Bryan Kramer.

In his letter to the acting Police Commissioner, dated November 11th, Chief Sir Gibbs Salika said his complaint is against Kramer’s post on Facebook relating to his role in referring a matter for Justice Nicholas Miviri to deal with “in relation to an application for interim stay of a warrant of arrest by the Waigani District Court to arrest” Peter O’Neill.

“His article on the Facebook page is inciting trouble or tending to cause trouble or ill-feeling among people,” wrote the Chief Justice.

“I request the police to investigate the matter and lay appropriate charges under s.11 of the Summary Offences Act and to look at the possibility of laying charges under the Cybercrime Act as well.”

This newsroom called the Office of the Chief Justice to verify the authenticity of the letter, and was told that this was a correspondence between Sir Gibbs and acting police commissioner David Manning. As far as they are concerned, no one is privy to that information.

Meantime, the Police Minister is aware of the complaint but would not comment at this time.

(Loop file picture of Chief Justice Sir Gibbs Salika)

Carmella Gware