In court for accusing man of sorcery

A 50-year-old man from Okapa, Eastern Highlands Province will return to the Boroko District Court at the end of this month where his lawyer is expected to make submissions on his case.

Eddie Abbie briefly appeared before Magistrate Alex Kalandi on Monday however his case was adjourned because his lawyer was not in court.

The magistrate told Abbie in court that his case was taking too long and he expects his lawyer to be in court at the end of the month.

The trial in the case is part-heard and defense was supposed to make its submissions after police prosecutions made their submissions, however that is yet to be done.

He was arrested and charged on Sept 27 last year with spreading false report by accusing another man for practicing sorcery at the Burns Peak area at Hohola.

The accusations were made against Victor Koromugo, an informal sector vendor on Sept 27,2016 in front of his house at Burns Peak.

Abbie allegedly approached Koromugo and accused him of killing his wife using sorcery.  It is also alleged that Abbi threatened to kill Koromugo and his family members as revenge for his wife’s death.

A complaint was made at the Hohola Police station that same afternoon which led to Abbie’s arrest.


(Loop PNG file picture of Boroko District Court house.)

Sally Pokiton