Another man stands trial over Tatana shooting

Magistrate Cosmas Bidar today ordered the committal of Jeffery Sheekiot of Madang Province to the National Court for trial.

The order came after the committal court considered Sheekiot’s statement in response to its earlier ruling last month. The court then ruled there was enough evidence for his case to go for trial.

Investigation files served to cops

Police Prosecutions served copies of the investigation files or hand-up briefs to Samuel Turi, Arnold Zilong, Tuom Tutuk, Ronald Nelson, Carl Inoumba and Jeremiah Buigen when they all returned to court on Wednesday with their lawyer, Frederick Lunge, at the Waigani Committal Court.

Their lawyer sought an adjournment to peruse those files and prepare submissions. This was allowed by the court as the files were bulky. They will return to court on July 28.