Dr Micheal Tapo

District court throws out Tapo’s case

Tapo, from Sohoneriu village in Lorengau, Manus, was alleged to have misappropriated K1,208,883.21 between June and December 2012, by abusing his authority to raise cheque payments.

Police allege that Tapo paid to the managing director of Yumi Yet Construction Ltd those monies for the purpose of building, maintenance and renovation of classrooms and teachers’ houses in NCD schools.

This allegedly took place after he was appointed chairman of a working committee that was formed to assist NCD education services on contractors’ outstanding payments.