Home allegedly sold over false pretense

Another case of false pretense involving the sale of a property in the Gerehu suburb has landed a man in court after he was arrested and charged by police.

Police are investigating and are nearing the completion of investigating files for Taiven Karo, a 40-year-old man of Keketuantu village, Kainantu, Eastern Highlands Province.

Karo was arrested on Nov 25, 2016 and charged with obtaining money by false pretense with intent to defraud a Monica Kos with a sum of K179, 875. 28 for the sale of the property, section 307, allotment 63.

He first appeared in the Waigani Committal court on Dec 20, 2016 where his charge was read and explained to him. He appeared in court on Thursday this week and his case has since been adjourned to Feb 6.

He is on an expended bail of K1,000 bail.

It is alleged that between Oct 29, 2009 and Aug 11, 2016 Monica Kos paid a total of K179, 875. 28 covering Legal fees, due land rentals, and wrote letters to the Public Curators’ office on behalf of Karo to have the property title transferred to his name from his late father.

Monica Kos was interested in purchasing the property but Karo allegedly did not have enough funds at the time to get the title transfer done for the sale. He allegedly convinced Kos to cater for the costs.

However after the title was sorted out, the property was sold to another person by Karo.

A formal complaint was laid with police which led to the arrest of Karo.



Sally Pokiton