Video key evidence in condom case

The video recorded by police officers stationed at the Boroko Police Station on the evening of 4 December 2015, is part of the state’s key evidence in a case against two cops implicated in the condom swallowing incident.

The trial against Pangia man, Joshua Yawijah, and his co-accued, Jacklyn Tanda, from Enga, will return to the Waigani National court where submissions will be made to court on their verdict.

The trial ended last week.

It is the state’s allegation that on Dec 4, 2015, at the Boroko Police Station, Yawijah, while in the company of female probationary officer, Tanda, forced a woman to chew and swallow two male condoms.

The woman was forced to swallow the two condoms after they searched her belongings and found seven condoms on her.

The incident was allegedly recorded by Tanda, which went viral on social media.

The incident from 4 December 2015 sparked overwhelming public support against abuse while in police custody.

Julianna Waeda