Felix Kange

Kange allowed K5000 bail

Despite four previous bail applications made and refused in the National Court (two applications) and Supreme Court (two applications), the court was satisfied this time around that circumstances had changed since the last bail application was moved, thus bail was allowed.

Kange’s case in the District court was committed for trial on March 28 after it found there was enough for him to stand trial.

Kange's case to go for trial

The Waigani Committal Court on Tuesday made a ruling it had sufficient evidence that this was a case of criminal negligence by Kange.

In light of the Court's ruling, he exercised his rights to remain silent in response to the court finding of sufficient evidence to commit his case for trial.

He is expected to appear in the National Court on April 24 for listing.

Kange is from Maia village, Pangia in the Southern Highlands Province.

Kange seeks bail for safety

Kange has been remanded at Bomana since September and is now pleading that he is at risk of being attacked by other prisoners.

He went before a three-man Supreme Court bench today with his lawyer from Young and Williams, Greg Sheppard.

A decision on that bail application has been reserved to a later date.

Sheppard told the court that threats have been issued against Kange by other remandees at Bomana which Correction service officers are aware.

Kange seeks bail in Supreme Court

Lawyer and businessman Felix Kange will go before a three man Supreme Court Bench on September 1 for his bail application.

He was arrested and charged for one count of murder and one count of escaping lawful custody. It is alleged he shot his wife, the late Regina Morove on the night of May 14 at their family residence at Garden hills. An act he claims to be an accident.

The bail application date was fixed today during a Supreme Court hearing. Kange has been refused bail twice at the National Court.

Kange still held in police cell

Following his arraignment or his charges being read at the District Court on July 7, he was supposed to be taken to Bomana, however, that has not taken place.

Bomana Correctional Institute Commanding Officer, Haraha Keko, confirmed with Loop PNG today that Kange has not been taken to Bomana to be remanded.

Kange’s lawyers said he applied for a warrant to be remanded at the Waigani police station holding cell, which was granted on medical grounds.

Charges against Kange read in court

Felix Kange, 39 of Maia village, Pangia, Southern Highlands Province had the allegations against him read in court, a month after his arrest.

He was arrested by police in June 2 and has been in custody at the  Waigani Police station since.

Magistrate Cosmas Bidar in reading his charge in court said Kange allegedly murdered Morove on the night of  May 14 at the family home at Garden Hills.

He was arrested on June 2 and charged under section 300 of the Criminal Code Act.

Kange gets another attempt at bail

Felix Kange’s lawyer filed a bail application this morning which was heard by Deputy Chief Justice Sir Gibbs Salika this afternoon.

A decision on the bail application will be handed down tomorrow morning at 9:30.

The facts of the bail application moved today surround the same circumstances of which Kange is accused for shooting his wife, the late Morove on the night of May 14.

This application moved today comes after the National Court on June 6, refused bail for the accused, who was facing a charge of manslaughter.

Justice in sight for Late Morove

Felix Kange, the husband of the Late Morove, was arrested and charged this morning for involuntary manslaughter (murder).

Kange is currently detained at the Waigani police cell and has been refused bail by police.

NCD police commander Sylvester Kalaut told Loop PNG that for now, Kange’s lawyers will have to apply for bail at the National Court.

The late Morove was shot in the back of the head with a gun on May 14 and died instantly.