former Police Commissioner

Late Sam Inguba last respects in Port Moresby

The body of Late Inguba and funeral party arrived in Port Moresby from Lae this morning, June 17th and will leave for his resting place in Kavieng on Sunday 18th of June, 2023 at 3pm.

A Guard of Honour will be given tomorrow before he leaves for his resting place.

According to Dominic Kakas from the Police Media Unit, spoke to this newsroom stating that Late Sam Inguba served as Police Commissioner from 2002 – 2006.

Kulunga’s Slip rule application heard

The Slip Rule application was moved before Justice Panuel Mogish who sat as a single Supreme Court Judge. He reserved his decision on the application to later date.

Kulunga’s lawyer submitted to the court that the Supreme Court Appeal’s decision which was handed down on Dec 16, 2016 must be revisited because there were no other cases of such nature.

But the State’s lawyer told the court all other issues that the former Police Commissioner is raising now in the Slip Rule were already raised in the appeal.

Kulunga files slip rule application

He has filed an application seeking leave to move a slip rule application in the Supreme Court.

Kulunga filed the slip rule application four days after the Supreme Court full bench on Dec 16, 2016, dismissed his appeal against the decision of the National Court which found him guilty of contempt and sentenced him to seven months in prison.

Kulunga to serve prison term at Bomana

The decision of the court to dismiss the appeal did not go down well with family members of the former commissioner, who wept openly in the court room, expressing their disappointment after the decision.

Two of the three judges sitting in a Supreme Court bench today ruled by majority, to dismiss his appeal, saying the trial judge did not make any error in convicting him for contempt of court and imposing a sentence of seven months in prison.

Vaki case dismissed by court

He was in court, charged with conspiring to defeat the course of justice. This is the second case against the former police commissioner on the same charges. They both revolve around the same allegations.

The case was dismissed by Magistrate Cosmas Bidar after he found that the police prosecution team had been relying on the same set of evidence that was presented in court back in 2014.

The Committal Court found that evidence was insufficient to commit Vaki to stand trial at the National Court.