Deputy Governor

Gesele arrested by police

Abini Gesele 46, of Ali village, Balimo in the South Fly District of Western Province was arrested by the National Fraud and Anti-Corruption directorate.

Gesele is the Deputy Provincial Governor of the Western Province.

He is expected to appear in court where his charge will be read and explained to him while police work towards preparing a hand up brief to serve to his lawyers.

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

Potabe takes charge of Hela

Deputy Governor, Thomas Potabe now takes charge of the province and will call a provincial executive council meeting this Thursday before an assembly is conducted next week Tuesday to appoint a new governor.

Potape is optimistic to return as the duly elected governor of the province after the court also gave clear directions on who the legitimate members of the provincial assembly are.