Schram’s case continues next week

An application by former Unitech vice chancellor, Dr Albert Schram, seeking leave of the court to vary his bail conditions, will return next week in court.

Dr Schram’s lawyer, Greg Manda, moved the application before Justice Panuel Mogish of the National Court yesterday.

He asked to be allowed to travel to Italy to bring the original copy of his PHD certificate back to PNG to defend a criminal case against him before the Committal Court.

However, his lawyer did not meet one of the requirements for such applications, which was to produce two guarantors who will ensure Dr Schram returns to the country.  

Details of his travel itineraries, addresses of where he will stay while out of the country were also not provided in court.

All those are to be provided next week, when the application returns for hearing.

The state has objected to the bail variation application on instructions from police investigators.

Sally Pokiton