Vaki’s lawyers ask for non-prison sentence

Vaki was found guilty by Chief Justice Sir Salamo Injia last Thursday (June 18) for contempt of court after he willingly failed to execute a warrant of arrest against Prime Minister Peter O’Neill last year.

He was found guilty on all four counts of contempt.

His lawyer Greg Sheppard  asked the court for a fine or suspension of time be given so his client can serve a non-custodial sentence.

His reason for this was because Vaki’s actions then were based on legal advise he received at the time he was sworn into office after the warrant of arrest was issued.