Former Boss

Former NIO boss asks court for non-custodial sentence

Maika Bruno, 54 years of age from Rasese village, Namatanai, New Ireland Province returned before Justice David Cannings on Thursday for submission on his penalty sentence.

He was convicted on January 24, 2017 for misappropriating a total of K91,000 to his own use on 4 November 2013 by using NIO monies to pay for legal bills to challenge his removal from office.

He told the court on Thursday that he engaged the legal firm to challenge the revocation of his appointment while he was still in office.