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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.

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Joshua Yawijah (22) of Maia village, Pangia, Southern Highlands Province was served his completed files on Feb 26 while Jacklyn Tanda (23) of Sakarip village, Wabag, Enga Province was given her files on Feb 29.

The same files were served in court today when the matter returned for the third time before Magistrate Cosmas Bidar. 

Both appeared before Magistrate Bidar this morning without their lawyer.

They told the court that their lawyer is out of Port Moresby and will return on March 27.

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Accompanied by three Tari-based policeman the man was taken to the Internal Affairs Unit where he is being questioned.

The man was posted to Tari but was on the run until Tari police managed to capture him this week.

NCD Metropolitan Police Commander Ben Turi says the man is still at the IAU office where charges have yet to be laid in relation to his involvement in the case.

For now Turi says that case is progressing well and thanked the efforts of all the police concerned from Port Moresby to Tari for their cooperation in handing over the personnel concerned.

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The Court allowed bail at K1, 000 for the accused (name withheld) while her two guarantors will pledge an amount of K500 each.  

She has been ordered to not interfere with any witnesses willing to offer statements to police during their course of investigation and must remain at the Morata Police Barracks until her case is finalised.  

She walked out of the Waigani Committal Court room this afternoon after being granted bail wearing a grey hood in an attempt to hide her face from TV cameramen and photographers.   

She will return to court for mention in February.

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