Achilles James Peni

Businessman’s appeal dismissed over misappropriation

The court found that the appellant, Peni did not show evidence that a miscarriage of justice took place in 2013 when the trial judge found him guilty.

Justice Ambeng Kandakasi in reading the unanimous decision of the full court said appeals do not undo convictions but are only there to correct miscarriage of justice where it occurs.

He said the trial judge had found beyond reasonable doubt that Peni dishonestly applied to his own use and to the use of others, K2, 700,000, property belonging to the Autonomous Region of Bougainville Government.