Man plead guilty to threatening magistrate

Michael Taria from Kuraip village, Kokopo, went before the Boroko District Court on Tuesday where his charges were read and explained to him.   He pleaded guilty to all three charges.

Taria was arrested on Jan 12, 2017 and charged with using threatening and insulting words under section 7(b) of the Summary Offense Act. He was also charged with throwing missile, a charge under section 28 (2) (a) of the Summary Offense act.

The court is expected to hear submissions on his penalty or sentence on Jan 26.