Final respects paid to late judge

Students and public servants at Malala, in the Bogia district of Madang, have taken a day off to pay their final respect to the late Justice Martin Ipang.

The late judge was flown from Port Moresby on Sunday.

Chief Justice Sir Salamo Injia handed the late judge’s body over to the provincial government.

It was a rough journey through tracks and rivers before the late judge's body arrived at his home last night.

More than 100 vehicles from the Madang Provincial Government convoyed with the body.

The late Justice Ipang’s funeral service is currently underway at the Malala Secondary School hall.

After the funeral service, the provincial government will hand over the body to his family.

He will be buried this afternoon at his mother's village at Wakorma.

The late judge passed away in Port Moresby on April 3. It is understood he was brought to Port Moresby for medical treatment.

Freddy Mou