Condom case 2016

Bail of cops in condom case reviewed

22-year-old Pangia man Joshua Yawijah and his co-accused, 23-year-old Engan woman, Jacklyn Tanda, appeared before Justice Panuel Mogish on Monday where their District Court bail conditions were reviewed.

Justice Mogish told their lawyer and lawyers from the office of the Public Prosecutor to file pre-trial review statements before they return to court on Dec 5 at the Bomana National Court.

Their lawyers were also told to file notice of appearance in court for their legal representation.

Witness statement signed by another person, lawyer tells court

In what is called the section 96 statement which is given to court after its ruling on sufficient evidence against the accuseds, lawyer representing  police officers Joshua Yawijah and Jacklyn Tanda said the witnesses’ statement was not signed by the author of the statement.

This is the statement of the woman whom they allegedly forced to swallow condoms.

Officer in ‘condom case’ threatens TV crew

A female journalist from EMTV and her cameraman were threatened and almost assaulted by police officer Joshua Yawijah.

Yawijah is the same cop implicated in the condom swallowing incident at the Boroko Police station on Dec 4, 2015.

The cop, who did not want the cameraman getting cutaways of him walking outside the courthouse, approached him and attempted to pull the camera off its stand. Yawijah then tried to throw a punch at the cameraman and also the journalist.