Another night behind bars for Kulang

His bail application has been filed at the Goroka National Court.

The former MP for Kundiawa-Gembogl was charged with two counts; one count for unlawful killing under section 299 of the Criminal Code Act and the other count for taking part in a riot, under section 65 of the Criminal Code Act.

Kulang made an appearance at the Goroka Committal Court on Wednesday for his first mention.

Presiding Magistrate, Gerald Wetunawa, however adjourned the matter to the 18th of August to allow police to compile the necessary files.

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.

Warrant of arrest executed in Manus

The men of Irianian origin were arrested by local police on New Years Eve in Manus and were charged with drunk and disorderly behavior and resisting police arrest.

They failed to turn up in court before Magistrate Josephine Nidu last Wednesday which resulted in a warrant of arrest issued for their apprehension.

Acting Provincial Police Commander Senior Inspector David Yapu said both men;  26-year-old Mehdi Bohlouli and 28-year-old Mahbomb Rabbani Mohammad have been picked up by local police at the Regional Processing Center.