Police commended in recovery of money

Justice Panuel Mogish said the recovery of the monies was a result of an intensive and speedy investigation conducted by police.

Robbery was perpetrated on Oct 4, 2013 and 20 days later on Oct 24, 2013, police conducted a raid on the offender’s house at Taurama.

He said these when handing his sentence against 40-year-old Thomas Karo to five years in jail after he deducted three years of time spent in remand and further suspended two years from an initial sentence of 11 years in prison.

Karo received K322, 660 as cash proceeds of crimes for his part in the robbery.

Bank robberies reflect on security companies

And a concerted effort by these two bodies is needed to assure customers that their monies are safe.

Criminal court judge, Panuel Mogish made these remarks today when sentencing Thomas Karo, a man who received stolen properties of K322,660 as his share for transporting part of the proceeds from the robbery to five years in jail.  

He said the management of the two agencies involved in what he described as “the biggest robbery in the country” calls for an immediate review of its processes to avoid future mishaps.

Robbery accessory gets five year sentence

Justice Panuel Mogish of the Waigani National Court sentenced 40- year- old Thomas Karo, of Aroma, Central Province to serve a term of 11 years in jail.

He later dedicated time spend in remand (three years, three months, one week and two days) from the sentence and further suspended two years for Karo to be placed on a two year good behaviour bond after he is released from custody. 

He said this case is not where sentence will be wholly suspended ordering Karo to serve  five years, eight months, two weeks and five days at the Bomana jail.

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Abau man in custody for sex charges

Arrested on Dec 29, 2016, the 24-year-old man (identity withheld due to age of girl) was brought to the Central Committal Court hearing on Thursday where his charge was read and explained to him in court.

Magistrate Ben Kome explained the committal Court process to the defendant before adjourning the case to next month. Police will continue investigating to produce his files in court.

Summary of facts before the court states he allegedly sexually assaulted the girl on Dec 23, between 10 and 11am while she was alone at home.

Alleged hired killer arraigned in court

Nelson David Yakan (26) from Sopos village, Wabag, Enga Province went before Magistrate Ben Kome on Thursday where he was arraigned.

His case was later adjourned to Feb 23 to give police time to investigate and produce their files in court. He remains in custody at Bomana.

Yakan was arrested on Jan 17 and charge with willfully and unlawfully killing a Paul Sope on Jan 13 at 14-Mile outside Port Moresby.

He was also charged with the attempted murder of Jack Ninkama.

Men wanted by court for assault

 Magistrate Mekeo Gauli issued the warrants of arrest for defendants Peter Thomas and Junior Temon which will be returnable for review on March 3.

One of the defendants, 20-year-old Peter Thomas, has not appeared in court since last Wednesday (Jan 11). The matter was stood over three times by the court.

The Gumini man from Chimbu Province was arrested on Dec 27, 2016 and charged with causing grevious bodily harm to the victim (named) on Dec 24,2016.

Gesele’s case adjourned

Magistrate Mekeo Gauli read his charge and explained to him the committal court process before adjourning the matter to Feb 20 to allow time for police to continue their investigations to produce a police hand up brief.

The 46-year-old from Ali village, Balimo in the South Fly District of Western Province was arrested by the National Fraud and Anti-Corruption directorate last week Thursday (Jan 12).

He was charged with one count of False Assumption of Authority under section 96(c)(ii) of the Criminal Code Act, chapter 262. He was later released on K500 bail.

Trustee challenge removal of Dr Moutu

The litigation – OS 872 - was initiated by the NMAG’s Board of Trustees (BOT) as the main plaintiff against the Culture and Tourism Minister, Tobias Kulang as first defendant, Prime Minister and Chairman of National Executive Council (NEC) as second defendant, Public Service Minister, Sir Puka Temu as third defendant, Personal Management Department Secretary, John Kali as fourth defendant and the Independent State of PNG as fifth defendant. 

Alleged hired killer hauled to court

The matter was listed for arraignment today however it was stood over to next week because the magistrate was not available.

Nelson David Yakam (26) from Sopos village, Wabag, Enga Province was arrested on Jan 17 and charge with willfully and unlawfully killing a Paul Sope on Jan 13 at 14-Mile outside Port Moresby.

He was also charged with the attempted murder of Jack Ninkama.