False Pretense Case

Fraud trial: Lodge owner gives evidence

Mose Kopyoto owns Kopyoto Investments Ltd, the company that runs Lodge 10 in Port Moresby.

In 2015, four men received services from his lodge upon presentation of fake cheques, defrauding him of cash while pretending to be employees of the Department of National Planning.

Three of those four men are now standing trial at the National Court.

Nelson Aila of Goimga village, Malalaua District, Gulf Province, Murray Willie of Warakum in the Western Highlands Province and their co-accused, Simon Nokue, are currently standing trial in court.

Court refuses media ban on Mangos case

Mangos appeared in person with his lawyer before Magistrate, Cosmas Bidar.

Police prosecutors objected to the application, saying the media had a right to publish any matter before the court and it be allowed to do its job.

Magistrate Bidar refused the application saying the allegations against Mangos are just that until investigations are completed.

Mangos appeared on charges of misapropriation and false pretense.