Geoffrey Vaki guilty

Vaki sentence submission next week

 Vaki was found guilty of contempt by the National Court yesterday for willfully refusing to execute a warrant of arrest against Prime Minister Peter O'Neill last year.

Chief Justice Sir Salamo Injia allowed the release on Vaki on his own recognizance.

This means no bail money needs to be paid to the court.

It is an obligation of record; entered into before a court whereby the party bound acknowledges (recognizes) that they owe a personal debt to the state.

Vaki’s submissions for sentence will be done by John Griffin from Queen’s Council next Thursday.