Joel Luma, aged 61 of Avatip village, Ambunti, East Sepik Province, was arrested and charged by fraud detectives early this month in the nation’s capital.
The National Fraud and Anti-Corruption Directorate (NFACD) charged Luma with:
- Two counts of abuse of office
- One count of official corruption and,
- One count of misappropriation of funds totalling K9,594,860.79, the property of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea
Luma, who is now self-employed, committed the offence whilst in office, reports the NFACD.