Kokoda attack

Ruling expected soon in Kokoda attack case

Toksy Jacob first appeared for mention in court at Waigani on February 16, 2016 after he was flown to Port Moresby from Kokoda with his 17- year- old co-accused.

In Oct 2016, the court received the completed police investigation files in the case against Jacob.

The Committal Court is still assessing evidence in his case to see if there is sufficient evidence to commit it for trial. That ruling is expected on March 21.

Jacob’s co-accused’s case is before the Juvenile court in Port Moresby. He is expected to appear in court  today.

Court receives files in Kokoda attack case

 Magistrate Ben Kome said the court only received a copy of the investigation files or the hand-up brief this month despite the accused being served his files on June 23.

The hand-up brief was put into the court files this month after an order was made on Aug 16.

Toksy Jacob first appeared in court on Feb 16 and eight months on, his case is still before the Committal Court process.

The case was adjourned for another two weeks to give more time for his lawyer to file his submissions.

Alleged Kokoda attack Juvenile released on bail

Loop PNG confirmed his release just before 4pm today.

Owner and Managing Director of Sogeri Lodge Warran Bartlett finalised arrangements for his release this afternoon after the National Court granted him bail on Tuesday (yesterday).

He was released on K1000 bail.

Listed as one of the juvernile's guarantors, Bartlett this afternoon produced  receipts of the K1000 bail at the Waigani National Court Crimes Registry counter.

A warrant for his release was done up before the Correctional Service releases the minor from custody at Bomana.

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Juvenile in Kokoda case released on bail

Juvenile in Kokoda case released on bail

Justice Panuel Mogish issued the order yesterday after Public Prosecution team brought the issue of investigation before the court’s attention.

Justice Mogish ordered the officer involved to see his commanding officer for not cooperating with the prosecutor in his investigation despite the case attracting international attention.

The 17-year-old juvenile who was arrested and charge of the attack on two tourists along the Kokoda track early this year was released from custody after a successful bail application at the Waigani National Court.

Kokoda suspects moved to Bomana

Central Committal Court Police Prosecutor Ambros Gilio said warrants for their transfer from Police custody up to the Bomana Correction Service’s remand detainee cells have been done for the two to be moved.

The two men,  Poksi Jacob, 19 from Efogi and his co-accused, a 17-year-old whose name has been withheld, were flown into Port Moresby Jan 15 and charged last Wednesday (Jan 20).

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Kokoda rape story does not add up- Lynn

Kokoda Track Tour operator, Charlie Lynn says the story of the two expatriate lovers on the Kokoda trail does not make sense.



Kokoda rape story does not add up- Lynn

British citizen Mattew Iovane and American Michelle Clemens, both 31, told a London-based newspaper, The Sun of their Kokoda ordeal.    

On Wednesday January 13, The Sun newspaper ran the tourist account on its front page with the headline, “Kidnapped by cannibals: Brit and girlfriend stripped, beaten and tortured by Papua New Guinea tribe.”     

Lynn said the duo came unprepared to walk the trail and their account of the Kokoda incident is smokescreen to sell for money.

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