G4S Robbery Update

7-year sentence for receiving G4S robbery money

On August 25, 2015, Ricky Antio pleaded guilty before the Waigani National Court to receiving K1,500 stolen cash monies.

He was sentenced by Justice Panuel Mogish to 11 years’ imprisonment with hard labour this week.

Antio spent 11 months in remand at Bomana before he was released on National Court bail on Sept 26, 2014.

The court deducted those 11 months spent in remand from the head sentence of 11 years, leaving Antio with 10 years, one month.

Justice Mogish further ordered 3 years to be suspended from that remaining 10 years – one month jail time.

BPNG: G4S robbery cash is safe

The bank confirmed the status of the cash monies through a number of affidavits produced in court on Wednesday, after an order was issued by Justice Panuel Mogish on Tuesday to have the Governor of BPNG inform the court through an affidavit of the status of the monies.

The bank through its officers did not indicate the exact figure or cash it had in custody but stated the monies are safe. 

BPNG Governor to produce affidavit on recovered money

Justice Panuel Mogish issued an order for the State to inform BPNG Governor, Bakani to give an affidavit before 1:30pm tomorrow (Wednesday) and inform the Court of how much money is in safe custody of the Central Bank.

The order came today after one of the accused in the K6 million G4S robbery case of 2013 pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property from that robbery.

Thomas Karo told the Court through his lawyer today that K323, 660 has been handed over to police arresting officer that has since been given to the custody of the Central Bank.