Cop sentenced for assault

The police officer who was arrested and charged for causing grievous bodily harm, to the Director of the National Fraud and Anti-Corruption Directorate, has been sentenced to three years in prison.

 Stanley Poga was sentenced today after he was found guilty.

Poga from Mikin village in Chimbu’s Chuave district, was convicted by the Waigani National Court, for what he did to Chief Supt Mathew Damaru on the morning of April 30, 2015.  

On that day, he stormed into Damaru's office without an appointment, after he became upset with Damaru for opposing his application for a legal officer's position.

Poga then picked up a paper tray and hit Damaru on the forehead causing a deep cut.

He was arrested and charged on May 6, 2015. 

Justice George Manuhu in sentencing Poga today, found that as senior constable then, Poga showed no respect for a senior officer.

Sally Pokiton