Pakistani refugee arrested in Manus

A Pakistan refugee has been arrested by Manus police over forgery allegations.

Naieeb Khan was arrested and charged with two counts of forgery and uttery.

The Pakistan refugee and a local man employed by JDA as a case worker for refugee were arrested last week after complaints were raised by PNG Immigration and Citizenship Authority.

They alleged both conspired between October 16 to 24, and made falseĀ  travel Documents with counterfeit stamp fromĀ  PNG Immigration and Citizenship Authority to allow the Refugee Najeeb Khan to travel out from Manus to Port Moresby.

Police arrested Najeeb Khan on October 24 at Momote Airport before he could board a flight to Port Moresby.

Both men were released on police bail and were awaiting court appearance when Khan, attempted to commit suicide on November 4.

He was found by other refuges at the West lorengau transit camp and rushed to the Loengau General hospital.

He is in stable condition and a new date will be set for him to appear in court.

Sally Pokiton