On trial for electronic flex theft

A former employee of Oceania Communications has been committed to stand trial at the Waigani National Court over allegations of electronic flex theft worth K232,000.

Norman Ilikis of Turagunan village, Kokopo, East New Britain Province will appear for listing at the National Court on Feb 20.

Magistrate Mekeo Gauli last Monday (Jan 16) found sufficient evidence against the 34-year-old. His matter was committed today (Jan 23) after his Section 96 Statement went before the District Court.

The District court found prime facie evidence that between Nov 21, 2014 and Feb 27, 2015 at the Oceania Communications office at Spring Garden road, Hohola,  Ilikis conspired with his assistant, Glenda Nugai to transfer over K232,000 credits to his company.

The offense was committed while Ilikis was the Flex Distributor Director.   Nugai transferred the electronic credits in her capacity as the Order Processing Assistant for Momase Region.

The electronic credits were stolen through 25 transactions made by Nugai who had access to process and supply credits to clients.  Nugai by-passed all payment processes and made the payments.

The court found the Nugai transferred those credits to a company; Direct Flex Pom which is alleged to be owned by Ilikis on conditions she would be given commission for her part.  

Nugai has been found guilty by the Waigani National Court for her part in the offense and her case is awaiting the sentence of the court.

She was convicted on Nov 25, 2016 after she admitted the allegations in court. Her penalty on sentence is expected this week.

Both Ilikis and Nugai are out on extended bail.


Sally Pokiton