Kokoda suspects

Kokoda suspects still to appear in court

 The matter is to go before the Central Province Committal court.

The two suspects were expected in court today at Bomana for the Central Province Committal court hearing of custody cases however that did not happen.

The two men,  Poksi Jacob, 19 from Efogi and  the other (name withheld) 17 from Maraba were flown into Port Moresby on Jan 15 and charged last Wednesday (Jan 20).

The duo have been charged with rape or sexual penetration, abduction, armed robbery and wounding.

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 Kokoda suspects still with investigators

The suspects into the Kokoda assault and rape case are still with Central CID officers.



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Kokoda suspects still with investigators

Since their arrival before lunchtime today the three have remained in police custody.

Central Police Commander Laimo Asi says that charges have yet to be laid as the investigators are going over the evidence they have as well as interviewing the three men to get more information.

Meanwhile, Commander Asi commended the efforts of the community who helped hand over the three suspects. He says that only when the community come forward like this can law and order issues be dealt with in an effective way.