Margaret Ani

Grace period expires, women sentenced

Helen Kura and Margret Ani were sentenced separately by the Waigani National Court to serve two and three-year jail terms respectively after they failed to repay monies they stole from different organisations within the time allocated by the court.

Kura was convicted and sentenced to two years in jail on November 2015 for stealing K11,700.

From the money stolen, she only repaid K200 to the court. One year, three-and-a-half months later, she still had an outstanding of K11,500.

Ani warned over repayment

Margaret Ani of Pari village appeared this morning before Deputy Chief Justice Sir Gibbs Salika where she was warned to repay an outstanding K50,600 before March 13.

"It's almost the end of the road for you. The court has been gracious to you and your partner. March 13 is the end of the road for you,"  Sir Gibbs warned her before adjourning her case to next week.

Ani told the court today that she is expecting some payment this week and asked the court for an extension to next Monday.

Woman stands trial next week over cancer funds

26 year old Margaret Ani of Pari village, NCD, will stand trial from next week Monday. The two day trial was supposed to start today however that has been deferred to November 9.

Among those expected to give evidence during the trial is Ani’s immediate boss, Dadi Toka Jnr who was the president at that time.

Ani was committed by the District Court on May 13 to stand trial for her alleged offence in 2012.

Magistrate Cosmos Bidar in his ruling on May 13 said Ani had sufficient evidence against her with a total of 72 counts.