Cosmas Bidar

Sexual assault cases prevalent

A senior magistrate at the Waigani Committal Court, Cosmas Bidar raised the concern when arraigning a 20 year old youth who was recently arrested over the persistent sexual assault of a 6 year-old.

He said something is wrong in society and cases of such nature are becoming prevalent and the courts are seeing them every day.

He made this comments after reading the charges against a youth from Mul Buyer area in the Western Highlands Province.

Man allegedly released on ‘snake bail’

Joe Walyo of Yapanda village, Wapenamanda, Enga Province appeared from custody at the Committal court after an arrest warrant was executed against him. He was re-arrested after he failed to turn up in court after he was released on K300 bail.   

Walyo told the court he did not attend court after he was released on Feb 20 because the police officer he allegedly paid his bail amount of K300 to did not give him a date to return to court.