Gulf Provincial Disaster Coordinator

Couple cleared of misappropriation charges

The court found Mami Kaniku and Helen Ove not guilty of misappropriation charges after the state failed to prove the element of them dishonestly applying K493,240, to their use, beyond reasonable doubt. 

The husband and wife were the only shareholders and directors of a company: West Coast Shipping Ltd. West Coast Shipping was engaged to provide transportation services with a “seaworthy vessel fully certified” to “deliver much needed relief cargo to the areas identified by the Gulf Provincial Disaster Coordinator”. The coordinator was Jerry Hape.