Justice Danajo Koeget

Policeman convicted for misappropriation

The Community Correction Based office has been asked to do two reports that will assist the court decide its sentence against Andrew Mulungu.

He remains on bail and will return to court in September.

Justice Danajo Koeget convicted Mulungu yesterday to three counts of misappropriation.

The traffic officer on three occasions misappropriated monies belonging to Stanley Tigi Hangu.

On 16 July 2010, K42,800 was withdrawn from Hangu’s account to purchase a vehicle. The vehicle was registered by Mulungu under his name without the knowledge and authority of Haunu.

Court deliberates on police officer’s verdict

Justice Danajo Koeget today heard submissions on verdict from state prosecutors as well as council for the accused, Andrew Mulungu.

The officer from Tari, Hela Province, is facing three counts of misappropriating a total of K62,500 between 15 July, 2010 and 30 November, 2011.

The complainant in this case, who is now deceased, was a primary school teacher for 31 years in Hela.

After retiring, he came to Port Moresby in 2010 to access his POSF entitlements when he met Mulungu, the traffic police officer.