Court stays arrest warrant

The Waigani National Court this afternoon granted a stay application against police executing an arrest warrant on the former Prime Minister and Ialibu-Pangia MP, Peter O’Neill.

The urgent application was moved just before 4pm today.

Niuage Lawyers, representing O’Neill, asked the court for a temporary stay order until the court hears all parties on the leave application for judicial review.

The National Court granted the stay application just after 5pm today.

The stay is effective till Monday, Oct 21, at 9:30 am when the matter returns to court.

A warrant of arrest was issued by the Waigani District Court last Friday.

“The warrant was obtained upon the weight of the evidence brought forward by the investigators,” acting Commissioner of Police, David Manning, initially stated.

Sally Pokiton