Bail application

Bail a constitutional right, says Kange’s lawyer

Counsel representing Kange, Fredrick Lunge formally moved the bail application this afternoon that was opposed by the state.

Justice George Manuhu, after hearing the application, reserved his ruling to next Monday (June 6).

Lunge moved the bail application pursuant to section 42(6) of the PNG constitution saying anyone is entitled to bail, except when charged with wilful murder and treason. He also relied on section 9 of the bail act.   

He told the court that Kange was charged with manslaughter and bail should be open to him.

Policewoman in Condom case files for bail

The female constable made her first appearance at the Waigani Committal Court this morning (Jan 12) since she was arrested by police.

She has since filed a bail application which will be heard by the District Court tomorrow.

Her appearance tomorrow will also see her charge amended after NCD police laid another four charges against her.

She was initially charged with deprivation of liberty and abuse of office after she was identified by the victim as the woman who allegedly filmed the video that went viral on the social media.