Betel nut robbery

Court finds enough evidence in betel nut robbery

The court found that the two police officers; 31 year old Timothy Rorepa of Kira village, Kagua, Southern Highlands province and George Ikalom, 25 of Takabur village, Kokopo, East New Britain, in the presence of other officers, used violence while armed with a magnum pistol and rifle to confiscate betel nut bags from Emil Aufe, Opu Laoma  and two others.

The four Mekeo men were transporting their betel nut along the Hiritano Highway when the bags were confiscated during a roadblock along Agevairu between March 31 and April 1,2015.