Three on trial for armed robbery

Three men are currently on trial at the Waigani National Court after they broke into a house at East Boroko in 2015 and got away with over K200,000 cash and other items.

Anasi Apak of Lufa, Eastern Highlands, Robin Badui Jnr of Dagua, East Sepik, and Kimugo Komafe of Kainantu, Eastern Highlands Province, all pleaded not guilty in court today to the charge of armed robbery.

They appeared before Acting Justice Daniel Liosi, where each of them pleaded not guilty to three counts of armed robbery.

The armed robbery took place at 8am on 24 August 2015, at Lakatoi place, East Boroko.

They were part of a group of five to six men who climbed over the fence into the yard, held the occupants of the house and used aggravated force with factory made pistols to get cash monies and other valuable items.

The house belonged to Erwin Sunga. They made off with K213,000 cash from his wife, K420 they got from an employee of Sunga and mobile phones of those who were at both the main house and house-boy that morning.

They also got away with a pistol registered under the home owner’s name.

The trial commenced with the state indicating they will call in seven witnesses to present their case after they pleaded not guilty.

The trial continues.

Sally Pokiton