Guilty verdict

Brothers convicted for murder

Michael Huratove and Kikira Huratove were found guilty for murdering Tony Barry on  January 5 2013 at China town, East Boroko.

Barry was having an affair with Cindy, the wife of their younger brother, Akus Huratove at the time he was murdered.

 A trial was conducted and the court found that Michael acted out of defense and provocation when he stabbed Barry around 3pm that day.

On the day the offense was committed, a negotiation was to take place between Akus' family, Barry and Cindy behind the Boroko police station.

Five Guilty of K6m robbery

Paul Steven, Samson Banaso, Hubert Korede, Stewart Korina and Gelison William were all convicted to one count each of conspiring to steal and stealing.

The robbery was committed between 9:30 and 10am on 4 October 2013, where armed men got away with 19 tins of cash containing K5.96m.

The monies were being transported from Maybank at Waigani to the Bank of Papua New Guinea when the armoured vehicle carrying the cash was diverted around Crown Plaza to the Touaguba Hill, arriving at a house in East Boroko where the cash was distributed. 

Wartoto guilty of misappropriation

He was taken to Bomana to be remanded soon after the decision was handed down. His bail was forfeited. 

Wartoto will return to court on April 21 where submissions will be made on his penalty sentence.

This case involved the misuse of funds allocated and paid to Sarakolok West Transport (SWT) for the renovation of facilities at the Kerevat National High school back in November of 2008.

Justice George Manuhu delivered his decision on verdict this afternoon after the trial was conducted in February last year.