'Condom saga' trial deferred

The trial against the police officers who allegedly forced a woman to swallow two male condoms in 2015 has been postponed.

The trial was supposed to start today.

Joshua Yawijah of Maia village, Southern Highlands Province, and Jacklyn Tanda of Enga are in court over allegations they forced a woman from the Central Province to swallow condoms, on the night of December 4, 2015, after they were found in her possession.

The trial was to be presided over by Justice Martin Ipang, who is on circuit in Waigani. However, it will not take place as the judge is yet to deal with other cases listed before him.

He adjourned the trial to next month for another judge to deal with.

Sally Pokiton