alleged sexual penetration

Police hunting for sexual abuse suspect

Central police commander Laimo Asi said the 35-year-old man has been on the run from police since the incident on April 7.

Police reported that the suspect, armed with a home-made gun, threatened the 13-year-old girl and assaulted her.

The incident took place at the victim’s home, which is on the outskirts of Gabagaba village.

PPC Asi says no motive has been established behind the attack, but police are working on leads to track down the man and bring him into custody.

Lawyer finally files submissions

Counsel representing Ganima Samuel, Frank John and Pakanda Las finally filed written submissions before the Waigani District Court on Jan 22 this year.

Magistrate Cosmas Bidar made this known in court today after the three accused returned to court but this time without their lawyer.

Bidar said the matter has been a long outstanding case since its first mention on April 15, 2015 in court.

He allowed one final adjournment to Feb 4 to give the youths’ lawyer to be in court before he proceeds with a ruling on the case.