Court: Police must conduct record interview

Police must conduct a record of interview within the next two weeks on a man, Police allege to be the insider in the K1.2 million airport heist at the Tropicair terminal of November 4, 2016.

If the record of interview is not done by police and no files served before March 29, the Waigani Committal Court will strike out the case.

This was the direction of Magistrate Mekeo Gauli on Wednesday when the case of Alex Una returned before him for mention.

Alex Una, 38-years-old, from Gogoi village, Rigo, Central Province first appeared in court on December 7, 2016.  He was formally charged on Dec 1, 2016, with armed robbery.

Three months and one week later, the record of interview is still yet to be conducted by police.

He appeared from custody at Bomana. His case was later further adjourned to the end of the month.

Una is alleged to be one of those involved in the airport robbery of November 4, last year where K1.195 million was taken from the Tropicair terminal.

He asked the National Court for bail through a lawyer last month on the grounds of his medical condition. That bail application was refused.




Sally Pokiton