Trial on stolen noodles goes to Goroka

A trial will be held at the Goroka National Court in April for a man who was arrested over allegations he stole five shipping containers of noodles worth K430,711 in 2015.

Arrested and charged with one count of dishonest application and false pretence, Warren Koaba from the Central Province went for mention at the Waigani National Court this week. 

The court was told his case has been transferred to Goroka, which will be presided over by Deputy Chief Justice Sir Gibbs Salika on April 3.

The Waigani Committal Court found sufficient evidence to put his case for trial.

Documental evidence consisting of the police investigation files, Koaba’s record of interview, as well as time sheets of the movement of the containers, were all used by Magistrate Cosmas Bidar in assessing the totality of the evidence before the court.

It is alleged that between June 1 and Sept 30, 2015, the five containers of Maggie noodles went missing while they were being moved from the Mapai Transport yard in Eastern Highlands Province by the accused.

He was an employer of Nestle’ PNG at the time of the offence. He was the area sales manager then.


Sally Pokiton