Court grants Gamato bail

Electoral Commissioner Patilias Gamato, who was arrested and charged on three offences on Friday afternoon at the Boroko police station, has obtained bail from the courts.

The Waigani District Court at 6pm on Friday granted him K3,000 bail after being denied police bail.

Gamato was arrested and charged with a count each of official corruption, money laundering and conspiracy.

Bail was granted with conditions, among those no interference with state witnesses.

The Electoral Commissioner’s arrest is in relation to the K184,000 that was found in the possession of the NCD election manager, Terrence Hetinu, on the eve of the 2017 National elections, monies said to be for election officials allowances then.

(Gamato at Boroko police station yesterday)


Sally Pokiton