Madang prepares to welcome late judge

The Madang administration is preparing to welcome the late Justice Martin Ipang to the province today.

Chief Justice Sir Salamo Injia, along with Deputy Chief Justice Sir Gibbs Salika, other judges and government leaders will be accompanying the late Judge.

Governor Peter Yama will be receiving the body at the airport.

More than 50 vehicles have been arranged to do a convoy around the town before heading to Bogia for the burial.

The late Justice will be buried at his home 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.

Justice Ipang began his career as a magistrate before attaining his Law degree from the University of Papua New Guinea.

He presided as a magistrate at in Lae before he was appointed to the bench.

He was serving in Tari at the time of his death.

Justice Ipang was known for sentencing former Western Governor Wobiro, former Western Provincial Administrator Dr Modowa Gumoi, and Fly Care Foundation Inc. boss Norman Carl May in 2016 to 10 years in jail.

He was also one of those judges who echoed calls for legislators to look at polygamous marriage in the country.

Freddy Mou